Nicole Kidman cast as 33-year-old Grace Kelly: horrible idea or great choice?

Last year, producers announced a new film that caused a great deal of speculation. The film was called Grace of Monaco, and it would be about Princess Grace (Grace Kelly) in 1962, when France was basically trying to hijack Monaco as part of the republic. In 1962, Grace was 33 years old. So basically every blonde actress from 25 to 45 years old wanted to get the part. I ran through some options back in October - Charlize Theron, January Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett and several more. You guys had lots of suggestions too, including Rosamund Pike and… Michelle Williams? Haha. Anyway, Grace has been cast. And it’s someone that no one considered: Nicole Kidman?!?!? UGH.

Nicole Kidman is in negotiations to portray Hollywood icon Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco, the indie project centering on the actress-turned-princess from producer Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter. Le Pogam is the Europacorp co-founder who recently launched his Stone Angel production and financing company. He surprised many last fall when he beat out several other bidders to pick up Grace of Monaco as a spec script by Arash Amel.

Oliver Dahan, who directed Marion Cotillard to an Oscar for the Edith Piaf biopic La Vie en rose, is helming the period movie. Kidman is in the process of attaching herself to what is being envisioned as a $15 million producion and is being compared in tone to The King’s Speech.

Monaco isn’t a biopic and instead focuses on a six month period in 1962 when the city-state got into a heated dispute with France, which grew tired of the petite principality being a tax haven. Kelly, still relatively new in her role as princess, maneuvered behind the scenes to save Monaco from a coup. Le Pogam is producing and financing the picture.

Monaco is the second high-profile project in the works featuring Hollywood stars of the 1960s. Fox Searchlight is weeks away from Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho; the movie sees Anthony Hopkins playing the filmmaker, who incidentally directed Kelly in To Catch a Thief and Rear Window, and Scarlet Johansson as Janet Leigh.

Kelly was an actress who broke through playing opposite Gary Cooper in 1952’s High Noon and quickly became Alfred Hitchcock’s favorite blond with a trio of now classic films. She married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1955 and soon retired from acting. Her death in 1982, after suffering a stroke and losing control of her car while driving the twisty streets of Monaco, shocked the world. Nearly 100 million people watched her funeral on TV.

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

Go ahead and call me an ageist, but I really do think Nicole is TOO OLD to play a 33-year-old Grace Kelly. And I’m seriously exhausted with the fact that Nicole is up for roles of 33-year-old characters, and that she thinks taking those parts are a great idea. Besides that, Nicole looks awful as a blonde. Sure, she’s graceful and elegant, like Grace. But I’m just not happy with this choice whatsoever, and I think Nicole and her crazy lips will screw this up completely.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Lairen says:

    Holy moly cannoli. This makes no sense to me.

  2. paola says:

    I’m not against her age.. i think nicole would be a fine princess but i’m against her lips. Those slugs should never be associated to Grace kelly’s name.

    • Mimi says:

      I completely agree.

    • Liv says:

      Exactly! God, she would be way more beautiful without all the work in her face. These lips are insane! Crazy! Nicole, if you read this, stop messing around with your face immediately!! ;-)

    • almond says:

      Has she also done her teeth? Or is it all the botox? She looks strange when she smiles.

    • mssnarnd says:

      PRACTICAL MAGIC is on Netflix. My daughter and I caught it the other night. NK was very, very pretty in her day.

      This is a general observation comment . . . just for fun ;-)

      My more opinionated comment is way, way below.

    • wasa says:

      when the go for an older actress, why not cate blanchett. she is so much better and her face is able to move

  3. Gine says:

    Ugh, how could they not cast Charlize in this? And while Grace has sort of a perfect, ice queen reputation, I’ve always read that she was actually quite bawdy and fun in person, and Nicole’s just so stiff. She’s not right at all.

    • HadleyB says:

      I think Charlize is too sexy for this role, I never saw Grace as sexy and while I love Charlize and she can act .. she always has that sex appeal about her no matter what .. while Nicole, Cate have more of an elegance about them that fits Grace Kelly.

      • lrm says:

        Kerri Russell would have been a perfect Grace Kelly, IMO!!!!

        I like NK as an actress, and don’t hate her in this role idea, but Kerri would have fit beautifully….

        I’m just glad Goopy didn’t get it!

    • Madison says:

      Nicole is a pretty good actress but Charlize would have been a better choice, not only is she a good actress physically she resembles Grace as well.

      • wasa says:

        nah, she used to be good. but how good can she be now when her face is so overly botoxed that it can´t show any emotion

    • Freya says:

      I would pick Naomi Watts!

      • Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

        I agree Naomi Watts would be a great choice, I like her better than any of the actresses listed. A really good movie with Naomi Watts (Annette benning is in it, as is samuel L jackson) is called Mother and Child, one of the best and well acted movies I’ve ever seen. Naomi Watts is a superb actress.

      • polk8dot says:

        Oh, NO! Not Naomi Watts!
        She is so washed out she’s almost translucent, and that goes for both her body and her personality. Plus her face does really weird things while she’s in the middle of emotional scenes.
        I do not hate her acting; actually I think she is quite good. Her breakout role in ‘Mulholland..’ was fantastic, but all that followed did not justify the hype and praise heeped on her. I think she never actually rose to her billing, and sadly that is exactly what happened with Kidman, too.
        My vote: Jennifer Lawrence.

    • TheOriginalTiffany says:

      I so agree! She looks so much like Grace, that vogue uk was amazing. She is such a great actress too. She’s feminine and has the face to pull off the gorgeous Grace Kelly.

      I think Nicole used to be a good actress, but I just can’t see her in this role, she’s too old looking and has messed too much with her face and she never HAD a top lip, see Dead Calm. Boooooooo!

      • TheOriginalTiffany says:

        I just turned on the TV after a six hour horseback ride and Bewitched is on. I just don’t see it. Charlize would have nailed it.

    • Jean2 says:

      Exactly. Grace Kelly was a wild woman underneath, that’s where her sex appeal came from. Nicole Kidman? I don’t see it.

    • qeenofyellow says:

      What about Evan Rachel Wood?

  4. bubbles says:

    let me be the first to say HAHAHAHAHAHAH! (this is a late April Fools joke… right?)

  5. tmbg says:

    January might not be the best actress, but if she took some lessons and improved, she’d be the one I’d pick. I can get more invested in a movie like this if the actress/actor actually looks like who they are playing.

    Nicole looks nothing like Grace Kelly.

  6. Joy says:

    January Jones would be the perfect fit. She’s got the ice princess gig on lock.

    • brin says:

      I agree, she looks/acts the most like Grace Kelly. I can’t see Nicole playing her at all.

    • paola says:

      I think Charlize Theron would be a perfect fit..or maybe Charlene Wittstock :D

      • bns says:

        ia with Charlize Theron.

        January Jones may look like her, but she can’t act.

      • Kelly says:

        Naaaa not Charlene Wittstock, she is just too puffy and botoxy like Nicole Kidman. I prefer January Jones or at least Diane Kruger :)

      • paola says:

        Ok i swap Charlene wittstock for jessica chastain.. better? i really don’t like january jones..she can’t act in my opinion..

      • Loulou says:

        Grace Kelly never came off dragqueenly like Wittstock who, let’s face it, does her acting in the bedroom.

    • Ally says:

      Or January Jones or Amber Heard.

      Definitely not Nicole Kidman. She’s stiff, too old & weird-looking, and carries too much baggage to inhabit a character we all feel we know already.

      • polk8dot says:

        Actually, I’d like to also throw Margot Robbie into the mix. She played Laura on ‘Pan Am’ and I think she’d pull it off very nicely. She is a good actress; she’s very fresh-faced and relatively unknown which would prevent the rise of any preconceived notions tied to someone more famous. She seems very graceful, almost like a ballerina, which adds to her appeal. Plus she comes across as sweet, polite, kind and gentle, all of which are associated with Grace, yet deep down you just know by looking at her that she can let it all rip in right circumstances.
        I think Margot is greatly superior to Amber Heard, since Amber is pretty much oozing sexiness as her default acting crutch. Way too much sexiness to embody Grace Kelly.

    • qeenofyellow says:

      I´m all in on Evan Rachel Wood

  7. Alexis says:

    It’s not her age, it’s the fact that Nicole Kidman is too “Nicole Kidman.” Kidman looks young enough to be believable playing a thirtysomething, and that’s all you need for a movie role. Still, I’d rather see an unknown thirtysomething actress in the role. Who has less visible plastic surgery, because, let’s be honest, Kidman’s face is anachronistic (even though she is still beautiful).

    • cameron says:

      It’s her age, a woman in her mid-40′s playing a woman in her early 30′s is a big difference. Also, she doesn’t look natural with the lip injections, botox and fake dried out blonde hair. Grace Kelly was a natural beauty.
      I’m with the majority Charlize Theron is a better choice. She’s a great Actress so I’m sure she would tone down the sexiness. She won an Oscar for playing an unattractive mass murderer.

  8. valleymiss says:

    I agree that Nicole Kidman is too old and I hate her as a blond. She looked so beautiful with the dark red in Moulin Rouge. It should go to Charlize since like Nicole, she can actually act. January Jones is wooden.

    • Ramona Q. says:

      J.J. is wooden bc that’s her character on Madmen. She is a perfect Betty Draper. I think most critics of her acting are mistaking her character’s personality as terrible acting ability. Which it seems to me means she’s doing a great job.

  9. leuce7 says:

    Absolutely not. No. Bad casting. And Nicole Kidman is gorgeous (in her plastic way), but really, after that Vogue Charlize Theron spread, they’re really going to try to sell that a 44-year-old unnaturally faced natural redhead is the best choice to play a 33-year old naturally beautiful* and blonde Grace Kelly, when we know that actresses like 36-year old Charlize Theron and other gorgeous, talented, and big-name, if that’s what they’re going for, actresses exist. No.

    Yes, I’m angry about this. I think Grace Kelly was one of the most beautiful, graceful women to ever grace the screen.

    *and by naturally beautiful, I mean she doesn’t obviously look like a surgeon created her. And Nicole Kidman 10 years ago may have filled the bill, because when she was natural she was absolutely stunning, but she went a little crazy with the cosmetic enhancements and I don’t want that shiny, stretched, motionless face pretending to be Grace Kelly.

    • deehunny says:

      Completely agree that Theron was the dead giveaway for this part– especially with that lovely UK Vogue cover. Many of the comments reflect this, too. But, did anyone stop to consider whether she wanted the part to begin with? I can totally see Kidman chasing it while Theron was like, eh.. too pretty

  10. Diane says:

    Geez, no way! Her eyes are perpetually bloodshot.

  11. QQ says:

    Jesus… The slugs and that smile and the weird cheek dent/combination of gumlime flash “smile”

    Im gonna be haunted today

  12. Aiobhan says:

    If this was 10-15 years ago I honestly would not have had a problem with this choice but Nicole is much too old to be playing this character. I don’t care if I am called an ageist. They may only be casting her for the name recognition. She does have talent but I don’t think anyone is going to be able to get past that botoxed to hell and back face to see Grace. Maybe this is just rumor.

    Rosemund Pike would be a much better choice. She is actually an underrated actress who is also has the perfect graceful (pun possibly intended) features to play Grace with ease. There are a few others who could have played Grace but I cannot think of any right at the moment but anyone would have been better than Nicole.

  13. Kaboom says:

    The should probably cast someone pretty instead.

  14. Lenore says:

    I don’t think the age is an issue here. Back in the 40s, 50s, maybe even 60s, women looked older at a younger age than they do now. You watch, say, White Christmas, and because of her hair, makeup and clothes, Rosemary Clooney doesn’t look 23. She seems easily ten years older (albeit still gorgeous). Watch Rear Window, and Grace Kelly doesn’t seem like a 20-something. You know what I mean?

    Put any woman in that kind of clothing, that kind of highly-coiffed hairdo, and she’ll seem older than she is. So it’s not really an issue for me that Nicole Kidman is older than Grace Kelly was.

    I just think it’s bad casting. She doesn’t look like Grace Kelly and she seems too brittle and highly-strung as an actress to pass for her. Maybe at the time of The Others, I could imagine her in the role, but with the stuff she’s done to her face since then…well, it kind of looks like the ice-princess melted a little by midday, you know?

    • Relli says:

      ITA with everything you stated. I mean Rosemary was 7 years older than Vera Allen and you really would have never known.

      • TG says:

        I love White Christmas. That is one of my favorite movies of all time. Would be fun to see a re-make of that with the right creative script, with details changed of course to fit the modern times.

        And Nicole has become a charicature of herself and every site or review I read everyone is horrified by her unmoving face. She is a joke now and should go away quietely or learn to love herself and be graeful in her 40′s on up. Look at Catherine Hepburn. She looked fantastic until the day she died and I don’t think she botoxed and cut her face up.

      • Luise says:

        Katherine Hepburn had a documented nose job before she broke out in Hollywood.

  15. Reece says:

    I don’t think her age is a problem. It’s the fact that she keeps jacking her face.

  16. Gene Parmesan says:

    What an insulting casting…Nicole’s forhead doesnt even move

  17. Alexis says:

    January Jones looks more like her but January can’t act…Still…Kidman seems like an odd pick. Put with the right makeup who knows. First comes Marilyn, now Grace Kelly…who is next? Pam Anderson?

  18. fabgrrl says:

    My lord, Grace Kelly was beautiful!

  19. Chickie Baby says:

    It doesn’t matter who they cast in the role…nobody will ever be able to fully recreate Grace onscreen and no actress will ever be as beautiful.

    Will be interesting to see how the movie really plays out, though.

    • Marjalane says:

      Blech. It might turn out to be a great movie, but I doubt if anyone is in a hurry to line up and see N.K. in anything. She’s kind of been the kiss of death in her last several movies.

  20. podzol says:

    I might be swayed by the Vogue UK spread, but Charlize would have been a really good choice as GK. Nicole, on the other hand… meh. Not a horrible choice, but not very inspired either.

  21. Hubbahun says:

    Oh dear Lord. This is the one occasion when I’d rather Goop got the role. I can’t believe I said that. Also, Naomi Watts would have been better.

  22. Neelyo says:

    Grace Kelly is such an icon now that people overlook the fact that at her best she was a mediocre actress (have any of you seen THE COUNTRY GIRL?) and is a pretty bland presence. Her story is what intrigues people because it’s the closest thing to a 20th century fairy tale.

    • Alexis says:

      This argues for January Jones, actually. She’s the right kind of pretty, but has a limited range. But maybe you don’t need a super wide range to play GK. I think getting the pretty right is HUGE for playing GK Her beauty is really what makes her a legend.

      Michelle Williams didn’t really look like MM, but, MM is remembered for her persona, character, and presence more than for being a distinctive looking great beauty.

    • badhairday says:

      yes, grace was just a mediocore actress but it doesn’t mean that the acress who should portrey grace as a person should’t be great. there is a lot to figure out and to mimic, so the actress be better good.

  23. Ann says:

    I agree, the age difference isn’t a problem but it’s a poor casting choice.

  24. sup says:

    good actress. she’ll do a great job

    • almond says:

      she used to be good. but how good can you act, if your face can´t move?

      • sup says:

        idk, the last movie of her that i’ve seen was the golden compass. there she was moving her face so i believe she doesn’t do botox when shooting a movie-there is always a while between two movies that she does. and with today’s tech it is possible to remove all the creases and wrinkles on film.

      • polk8dot says:

        You must be joking with Kidman’s face not getting shot up between projects. Since ‘The Others’ her face did not move one milimiter! We just used to think that she was soooo breathlessly fresh-faced, sooooo young-looking, sooooo beautiful, until it came out that she was the most botoxed actress in Hollywood for many year running at that time already.
        I think she ruined ‘Golden Compass’ with her head bobbing and weaving, and the constant casting of sideways glances as the only forms or expression above her waist.
        I used to be soo trusting and naive back then, I actually thought she was not aging. I thought she was the most beauty-blessed woman in film. Only later did I find out it was ALL PLASTIC.

  25. the original almond says:

    NO. Definitely not. It’s not even a question of age. Admittedly, with proper make-up and lighting even someone in their mid 40s could pas for mid 30s.

    It’s about her, specifically. She’s f!cked up her face too much and I’m not sure how well she can actually emote with that much botox and other random things stuck in her face. Why anyone would choose her when there this a Charlize Theron or a Rosemund Pike is beyond me.

    • wasa says:

      angelina´s right leg woul be a better actress then the 0verly botoxed nicole

    • misrule says:

      ITA. I really, really wanted to enjoy “Rabbit Hole”, but I was so distracted by her face (Or should I say, her ‘work’) in every single scene I couldn’t concentrate on the movie.
      She has had way too much of everything done,and it detracts from whatever talent she – and anyone unfortunate enough to be sharing a scene with her – may have.

      • wasa says:

        same here. her face i like an accident, you just can´t look the other way. i also keep staring at her lack of mimic

  26. Bad Gal Addiction says:

    NOOOOOO! Charlize Theron would have been a better choice…or Amber Heard.

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      Charlize-absolutely-good call!

    • bns says:

      Charlize Theron? Yes. Amber Heard? Hell no. Horrible actress.

    • marie says:

      Charlize would be awesome for that role, especially after seeing the black and white photo that was posted here yesterday, she could pull it off.. Nicole can act, but I’ve never really been a fan of her.

  27. Gossip PHD says:

    What an awful idea! Grace was a natural beauty who aged without surgery, botox, fillers, restalyne, implants etc. Puleeze – this is a disgrace to Grace’s memory. Only thing worse would be to cast Charlene Wittstock in the role!

  28. Ravensdaughter says:

    Yikes! Great actress, but she isn’t the only one. I think she will be distracting because of her, well, face…

  29. Lisa says:

    No way. Too hard looking.

  30. Gossip PHD says:

    Producers if you are paying attention: The only way to pull this off credibly is to cast an unknown. Nicole Kidman – sheesh!

  31. Lucky Charm says:

    I think it’s a great idea – they both have that graceful, ice-queen persona. As far as Nicole being too old, I’ve noticed that the women of that era always looked older than their age. Even in the 60′s and 70′s, when I look at pictures of my mom and others I’m amazed at how mature they all looked for being so young.

  32. the original bellaluna says:

    If Asston can be Steve Jobs, Nic can be Grace Kelly. She tends to well in period-pieces anyway.

    • Mwgross says:

      Except Ashton actually looks like Steve Jobs. Nicole doesn’t even look anything like Grace Kelly, especially not with that hijacked overly botoxed face. Charlize Theron should have been chosen, she is an ice blonde beauty like Grace Kelly was.

      • almond says:

        i think every other blonde actress would make a better choice than nicole: cate blanchett, charlize theron, evan rachel wood … even january jones.

  33. ds says:

    she’s too old and too plastic. horrible

  34. Tazina says:

    I doubt Grace Kelly flashed her gums when she smiled like Nicole does. Bad choice. Also, Grace had a beautiful mouth, not sure what’s going on with Nicole’s, something’s off. January Jones would be a better choice.

  35. Finn says:

    Ew. Baaaaad idea.

  36. Jane says:

    Kaiser, I agree on all points. She is too old and she does not look good with blond hair. Nicole never looks good when she has pale hair or even a pale dress. She is too fair and she needs some contrast to give her some color. This smacks of desperation on her part, that she wants to play a 33 year old and be willing to look bad to do it.

    Rosamund Pike would have been perfect. The article says Nicole is in negotiations, maybe those “negotiations” will fall thru.

  37. lucy2 says:

    Looks alone – January Jones, but she doesn’t have the skills. I don’t think a good biopic should cast based solely on looks (Ashton as Jobs, blech) but with someone as iconic as Grace Kelly, they should try.

    Naomi Watts? Actually I probably would have picked Charlize – when I saw those Vogue photos I actually thought “Grace Kelly-esque”.

  38. holly hobby says:

    Too plastic, too weird looking, too old (yes she looks older than a naturally aged Grace Kelly) and too brittle. Nicole always gave off a brittle, hard ass vibe – meaning I wouldn’t hang out in a bar with her.

    Besides she looks washed out as a blonde.

    I hope this movie tanks.

  39. serena says:

    Ewwwwww hell no.
    Bad, worse idea ever.
    And seriously, age aside, she looks nothing like Grace. What the hell did they smoke?

    Charlize Theron would have been perfect.

  40. Nanz01 says:

    Then she’d better quit messing with her face!

  41. blonde on the dock says:

    I think she’ll do a great job. Although I could see Charlize, Amber Heard or Jessica Chastain in the role as well.

  42. Maria says:

    I hate to say this, but do you know who I think looks ALOT like Grace, when she has eye make up… and imagine her without the stringy mop, but a Grace bob…? Gwyneth….she isn’t nearly as stunning as Grace..but facially, she’s damn close..
    Nicole is decent…but she has too much gum…eyes aren’t as large and round….

  43. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    Grace Kelly had lips. Nicole’s lips get thinner and thinner by the minute. Again I’m not prejudiced against thin lipped people but have no lips scares me. Like balding heads.

    And wow I just finished catching up to CDAN as LSA has taken over my life. And is true that people think she’s a lesbian who sometimes munched on Naomi Watts a la Muholland Drive?

    It explains so much about my pinging gaydar circa 2000 right before they divorced.

    • polk8dot says:

      @’And wow I just finished catching up to CDAN as LSA has taken over my life. And is true that people think she’s a lesbian who sometimes munched on Naomi Watts a la Muholland Drive?
      It explains so much about my pinging gaydar circa 2000 right before they divorced.’


  44. Cordelia says:

    Did Her Majesty Gwyneth of London via New York say no when they approached her for this role?

    • mystified says:

      That was my question as well. Maybe Dame Gwyneth thought that the role wouldn’t challenge her enough as an “artist” since in her mind she would just be playing herself (or perhaps she thinks she’d be slumming it to play Princess Grace).

    • badhairday says:

      haha, but i think she would be a great choice though.

  45. hillbilly in the corner says:

    Lord No,,
    Thats as bad a Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor at least get somebody who is in the ballpark……and I honestly can’t think of any hollywood stars today that could compare with Grace Kelly the beauty ….they are all to harsh looking and plastic….

  46. Maria says:

    and actresses today work out too much….too hard, without softness…. can you imagine Grace Kelly with the man arms of Madonna?.. ugh……. slim, with a bit of body fat, makes for a womanly body without that angular, vein like skeletor look …..

  47. skuddles says:

    There’s something a little Norma Desmondy about Kidman now.

    • Donna says:

      Perfect analogy of Kidman. She is dreadful to look at with her gaping mouth. Her whispery voice sounds like a kitten being strangled.

  48. Emma says:

    Ugh! What a horrible choice! I thought January Jones would be the obvious choice since she looks EXACTLY like Grace Kelly on Mad Men. But whatever, sounds like this was all about connections.

  49. Jayna says:

    Nicole is too old and too tall. Naomi Watts would be a good choice or January Jones.

  50. madashell says:

    This may lead to NIcole finally cutting her thin, stringy hair so let’s just be thankful for small mercies. Also, this is the kind of film that could have really propelled JJ’s career, so there’s another blessing.

  51. bea says:

    I think Charlize Theron would be a way better choice!

  52. Jen says:

    There is nothing about this story that is good.

    Are we sure this is fact?

  53. Bren says:

    I think she might just pull it off

  54. celine says:

    horrible idea, why not charlize?

  55. Onyx XV says:

    Horrible idea.

  56. ZenB!tch says:

    Think she can jack her face into Grace Kelly? Nicole really was beautiful once.

    • noname says:

      sad but true

    • Luise says:

      She has never been beautiful…….maybe striking when she first came on the scene but not beautiful. The thin lips with the short upper lip and way too much gum precludes her from ever being considered beautiful. And then there are those teeth. No way she can pass for Grace. What a complete joke.

      • Deborah says:

        Amen! She wasn’t anywhere near attractive until after she started fixing what nature gave her. Have a look at her in dead calm, good God, that nose, those lips, that, that…face! Ugh, it really bothers me that people have referred to her as a natural beauty because there’s nothing natural about it.

  57. Jbonez says:

    Better cover up those grandma hands!

  58. mssnarnd says:

    Who are these casting agents and how are they keeping their jobs??? This is obviously good work if you can get it.

    LiLo as Liz?

    NK as Grace?

    And I KNOW I am not popular with this – but, I think Michelle Williams as Marilyn in just laughable. Yes, Academy nod and all that . . . I still don’t get it.

  59. Allons - y Allonso says:

    I think Naomi Watts would be better suited for the role – swap one Aussie for another.

    • Original Lucy says:

      Naomi Watts if the same age a NK…Chalize Theron is the best choice. Wonder if they didn’t think of her, or if they did and she passed….

  60. Amanda says:

    None of the actresses mentioned could hold a candle to Grace Kelly. Not Kidman, Jones, or Theron. Of all that have been mentioned, Naomi is the best candidate, and even she does not have that special quality that made Grace Kelly who she was. A quick Internet search turned up no better candidates. I think Kidman is too old (sorry) and the producers just couldn’t find anyone better. They should have gone for someone completely unknown.

    • Lauren says:

      I wholeheartedly agree. Choosing NK is bloody insulting. Grace possessed a otherwordly beauty, and she was Irish. NK is a frozen botoxed creature, with very limited depth, strange lips & a huge forehead. Grace still looked lovely in her 40`s with NO botox or plastic surgery. Please do not ruin Grace`s memory.

  61. Juu says:

    Don’t kill me, but what about…

    Natalie Portman?

  62. Feebee says:

    The two photos of GK you’ve used (IMO) show a really soft natural beauty. Nicole’s beauty has hardened a bit in comparison, could be the botox, could be age…. with good makeup and lighting she’ll pass for 33 as long as her hands avoid any close ups, they’re more like 75.

    I can see the argument for January Jones, she does bear a physical similarity. I don’t see the same with Charlize, I find her beauty too hard. I guess there will always be pros and cons, we’ll have to wait and see.

    • Original Lucy says:

      I think part of the hard look on NK is the botox and part of it is the plastic surgery….but also, women in Hollywood today are too thin….if NK had 10 or 15 more pounds on her frame, it would soften face tremendously…

  63. el says:

    Margot Robbie who plays Laura on pan am should have gotten the part. It wd have been easier to age her to 33 (she’s 22) than to make kidman look 33 now.

  64. qeenofyellow says:

    What about Evan Rachel Wood? She is very versitile and a pretty good actress.

  65. Mrs.Darcy says:

    Ok I respect her as an actress, her facial tweaking not so much. This is the kiss of death for this project, really cannot understand why anyone thought this was a good idea. Even when she was the right age it would have been an awkward fit, now it’s just ridiculous. I agree Rosamund Pike or my choice Michelle Dockery from Downton Abbey would have been better choices. Although there is seriously no one who resembles her closely, Theron is too tall, gazelle like, I think people automatically think “icy cool blonde” when they think of Kelly but she had a very down to earth quality to her beauty at the same time which is weird. January Jones is not feminine enough in her features, nor is Evan Rachel Wood although she could maybe swing it with her acting. I think Naomi Watts would have been a better choice than Kidman although she is a bit too old she still has more shared qualities with Kelly than Kidman does.

  66. wunder says:

    How can she ‘act’ when her face doesn’t move???

    I dont think her age is the deterrent here, but her over-botoxing IS.

    NK looks younger than 45 and PG looks older than 33. So somewhere, nearer to the middle, this all works out re ‘age-related’ looks.

    I think NK can pull off the role, but can her frozen face rally in support of her effort???

    • Alti says:

      “How can she ‘act’ when her face doesn’t move???”
      good question. The last Kidman-movie i´ve seen was Australia. I was so disappointed. Her face is botox-dead! It´s a shame.

    • Yami says:

      “I think NK can pull off the role, but can her frozen face rally in support of her effort???”

      I’d say yes, since she got an Oscar nomination last year (Best Actress) for “moving her face” in Rabbit Hole.

  67. kat says:

    rosemund Pike!!look at her!she s perfect for the role!But also expecting her first child…

  68. deb says:

    every time i think about Grace Kelly,
    i am reminded of John B Kelly’s will & testament.
    i think GK grew up in a sort of fun-loving family.,3090787

    “I don’t want to give the impression that I am against sons-in-law. If they are the right type, they will provide for themselves and their families, and what I am able to give my daughters will help pay the dress shop bills, which, if they continue as they started out, under the able tutelage of their mother, will be quite considerable.”

  69. PLB says:

    I LOVE Grace Kelly, favorite actress of all time. I don’t believe Kidman could pull it off. This should be a role that Hollywood waits for the perfect actress, not “filling” in who would best fit the role. I’m not sure she’s a bona fide Grace Kelly, but something to stir the pot..Candace Bailey from AOTS….

  70. jane says:

    what????! terrible choice, they need Gwyneth Paltrow for that role

  71. Dena says:

    I wish it were a bio-pic. Grace Kelly’s private life (albeit private) was not as pretty as she was.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Do you mean to say that you’ve never become pregnant with Oleg Cassini’s baby before becoming engaged to the prince of Monaco and have to get and cover up an abortion at the behest of your parents?

      Do you mean to tell me that after one too many affairs with your married co-stars, you had to have a parent on your sets with you?

      Do you mean to tell me that your bitterness over not being permitted to continue making movies to appease her husband who didn’t let that little detail slip by until it was too late for you to do anything about it drove her into being almost as adulterous as Prince Charming, making the overwhelming majority of the years of matrimony a dog and pony show?

      Because it’s always happening to me. Is that strange?


      All I can say is, look at Grace and Rainier’s kids. A fiasco of that magnitude doesn’t just happen.

  72. Swats says:

    I’ve always thought Amy Adams had a touch of Grace Kelly in her face. When she doesn’t look like she’s about to, or just got finished crying.

  73. Yami says:

    She’s just in “talks”, kids….

    I don’t think Grace Kelly was as OMG beautiful or young looking or anything at the point this movie takes place.

    Princess Grace Kelly was nothing special. She was just sold to the highest bidder.

    And I don’t actually think this role would challenge NK that much. This Grace Kelly thing feels like a “safe project” by Kidman standards.

    • Yami says:

      Forgot to write this…..

      Just making this announcement has had the press (and haters) go haywire, if Nicole doesn’t get this role they just used her name to get free press for their film.

  74. faye says:

    She does look like her in the pics posted.

  75. Sashaqueenie says:

    Nicole Kidman absolutely looks like Grace Kelly. In fact, her performance in “The Others” evoked so many of Grace Kelly’s hallmark looks. I am very excited for her.
    The haters can go and eat crap.

  76. Sara says:

    If she is going to pull this off, she better pack on about 10 lbs, get a good wig, and STOP with fake fille. Grave has a completely different face shape.

  77. Kimbob says:

    Oh, this is just AWFUL! I wouldn’t pay one red cent to see Nicole K. as Grace Kelly…nooooo way.

    Who wants to see her botoxy face trying to morph into expressions…..who wants to see those weird fake lips…they DO NOT look like real lips…a 2 YEAR OLD can tell the difference!

    I’d like to see January Jones or Charlize Theron or Amber Heard. Jones is my 1st pick. Yeah, I know, I know….the argument is she can’t act. However, I think she’d do a FINE, CREDIBLE JOB playing Grace Kelly. After all, she is 1ST RATE as Betty Draper. Please give her some credit.

  78. Julia says:

    I think it is a terrible choice! First of all she is not American and second of all there are so many amazing actresses that would be more suitable for this role. Nicole not even that beautiful. And I am not against her age, I just think that even Julie Bowen would be much better choice.

    • LovenWorth says:

      I agree, I think it’s annoying that ever major role goes to Nicole Kidman, she’s not that beautiful or great of an actress and their are plenty of “American Actresses” that are well known or maybe not even discovered who can pull this part off better than this tragic Aussie!

    • MrsNix says:

      Julie Bowen never occurred to me, but you are SO right! Wow, she would be truly perfect.

  79. Stephanie says:

    They don’t make stars like Grace any more!

  80. shawn says:

    People saying January Jones looks like Grace Kelly are NUTS. She looks absolutely nothing like Grace Kelly. While I would have preferred Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman at least bears some physical resemblance to Grace Kelly.

  81. mememe says:

    Nicole is a good actress but I think the age difference makes this the wrong choice. I think Gwyneth Paltrow.

  82. Gal says:

    Amy Adams

  83. Laura says:

    I’m surprised Lindsay Lohan hasn’t been going around saying she’s in ‘talks’ for this role. She already thinks she’s Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, why not just chuck Grace Kelly in there too.

  84. Delina says:

    Nicole is too old, and got many evident plastic, really frizzy hair, and too tall, just like Big Foot, Don t play Grace, in the name of God!

  85. JEANETTE says:

    I’M AN AUSSIE and NK is a lousy actress. I did not want to see the movie “Australia” because she was in it, but I did and I cringed all the way through it – the movie turned out to be a big FLOP. I predict give NK the role of Grace Kelly it will be a disaster. American’s stand up and protest no NK.

    • Deborah says:

      I’m an aussie too Jeanette and I agree with everything you said. Kidman is a rubbish actress, the academy only gave her the award to piss of Tom Cruise.

  86. Jillnyc says:

    OMG! Nicole Kidman is an awful choice!! January Jones is perfect for the role.. Open your eyes Hollywood….
    Watch her in just one episode of Mad Men. What a great actress. Nicole Kidman in Bewitched, yikes!!!!!

  87. breeze says:

    the role should go to charlize !!!

  88. robin says:

    Grace one of the if not the MOST Beautiful actress to ever grace the screen.

    If you want to see a good tv cheesy Grace Kelly movie, look at the old one from ABC starring Cheryl Ladd, she actually pulled it off for a tv movie.

    Charlize Theron DEFINATELY, or January Jones with the right director, she could totally encompass Grace, besides Grace was a wooden actress too, just look at what the other actresses of the day said about her at the time. Judy Garland said Grace Kelly, can’t act!

  89. Not Kidman says:

    Charlize Theron is by far the closest we can get from the known Hollywood actresses. She’s also much closer to 33 than Nicole Kidman.