Nicole Kidman in the deliciously creepy new trailer for ‘Stoker’: interesting?

These are some photos of Nicole Kidman out and about in the South of France over the past week. In many of these shots, she’s in character as Her Serene Highness, Princess Grace – Nicole is playing the then 33-year-old Princess Grace in Grace of Monaco. I see a great deal of Botox was required for the role. It’s sad. It’s sad that Nicole can’t or won’t play female characters in their 40s. It’s sad that she ‘Toxes and tweaks herself into oblivion to play 30-something historical figures. Sigh.

Anyway, there’s a reason why I’m writing this. Did you know Nicole actually took a supporting part in a completely bizarre-looking film called Stoker? Stoker is by acclaimed Korean director Park Chan-Wook (Oldboy, Mr. Vengenace), and this is his first English-language film. I have no memory of Nicole signing on to do this, but she did and that film comes out in early 2013. Mia Wasikowska is the star, and Matthew Goode also has a supporting part. Somebody (I’m not clear that this was the studio’s doing) released a f—ked up trailer/music video teaser for the film. It looks… creepy. Interesting. Scary. Bloody. Mindf—ky. Beautifully shot. The song is “Becomes the Color” by Emily Wells. I LOVE the song. I’m not sure if I could watch the movie though. You know what I really enjoy though? It looks like Nicole is playing a woman in her 40s, some kind of mother-of-a-screwed-up-teenager. GASP.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. dooliloo says:

    Park Chan-Wook = yes! I follow his filmography so far and he’s very good. I just hope that his English directed feature will be the same… Mia likes to play troubled young women I see eh.

    Argh Nicole as Grace of Monaco still bugs me… And have you seen the first pics of Zoe Saldana in her Nina Simone make up? It’s plain wrong arghhhh!

    • Charlotte says:

      I keep waiting for the punch line. It just can’t be for real.

    • Liv says:

      Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone is a joke. It’s like a white girl is playing a black one with lots of makeup. Why the fuck didn’t they hire a black actress? (And yes, Zoe Saldana is also black, but obviously they put a lot of makeup in her face and she looks ridiculous as Nina). There must be plenty of talented young actresses.

      And I’m so excited for Stoker! I still like Nicole, even if she’s ruining her face ;-)

  2. Quinn says:

    Even in those grainy shots of her as Grace, her neck gives her age away. The concrete face just makes her neck more of a distraction.

    • polk8dot says:

      Yes, that neck, especially in the last photo, is f-ing scary. It’s almost as if the neck is a payback for the deal with the devil she made by shooting botox into her face.

      Now she has a 20-year old’s face with a 70-year old’s neck.
      She realizes we can see that, right???

  3. Kaye says:

    That trailer is mesmerizing.

  4. Vivian says:

    I will so go see Stoker 100%. Trailers look great and the cast seems to deliver; Mia is becoming a great actress. Creepy movies like this are so scary because aspects of it are realistic but I like it – life is not always perfect ; and it reminds you to value the good people and what you have in life.

  5. Suzie says:

    I still can’t see her as Grace, but she looks better than I expected.

    Is anyone else getting ticked off by these ads that appear at the bottom of every photo?

    • Kaye says:

      They are very annoying, especially when I’m trying to look at the subject’s shoes.

      • Really? says:

        Totally hating those damn pop up ads!!! I vote NO and hope to have them eradicated like a bad virus.

      • polk8dot says:

        You realize that you can close each one of them by clicking ‘x’ in the right top corner of the ad?
        Yes, it is a little annoying, but once you go thru and close them, you can look at all the pictures in full view.

  6. epiphany says:

    Her neck certainly knows she isn’t 33!

  7. Addison says:

    Kaiser, I think this was a role Michael was supposed to do, because I remember Mia was to be in it. Don’t know what happened as to why he didn’t do it in the end. Creepy.

  8. Rose says:

    only made it through 1 minute of the trailer. It looks like a perfume advert. Mia is giving me major Claire Danes vibes circa 1995 there

    • L says:

      I saw Claire Danes circa 90′s as well!

      I think this movie looks great. It has the hotness that is Matthew Goode as the male lead. Yes please.

      I like Kidman alot, but in the role of Grace? No. She still just looks like her character from bewitched to me.

  9. LadyAnne says:

    Beautiful trailer, great music.

  10. serena says:

    Wtf.. and why did the spider go in her legs? ugh

  11. Malificent says:

    Great trailer — I’m stoked to see this movie! (Tee hee). I also like that the trailer didn’t give the whole story away — I get so tired of trailer as plot synopsis.

    Nicole’s face is shining like a signal beacon even in grainy still shots. Nicole should have gained 15 pounds to play Princess Grace. She wouldn’t have looked overweight. And it would have naturally plumped out her face and neck. Princess Grace had a square face that tended toward jowls as she headed into middle age.

  12. Sweet Dee says:

    I’m not a huge movie fan, but I’ll be seeing that. I love movies that stray from the usual Hollywood cookie-cutter crap. (Stoker, not the Princess Grace film that promises to put me to sleep).

  13. Bella Bella says:

    Am I the last to know that Stoker was written by Wentworth Miller? I feel like an asshole. Like some dude that sees a hot girl and can’t believe she’s smart too. :/

  14. Common sense says:

    Isn’t this the movie that the GORGEOUS Wentworth Miller wrote? Absolutely love Went!

  15. wanderlust says:

    Colin Firth was supposed to play Matthew’s part. I would have loved to see that. Matthew is so fine and this movie looks right up my alley! I am excited for it. I like Mia and Nicole so it should be good!

  16. Feebee says:

    Interesting trailer.

    I have no problem with actresses like Kidman playing women in their 30s. It’s better than actors in their mid and late 20s playing high schoolers.

  17. jl says:

    she’s way to botoxed to play princess grace. she doesn’t even resemble her.

  18. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Stoker looks good, will definitely have to check it out.

    I’m doing my best to ignore the rage inducing casting of Nicole as Grace. Ugh.

  19. Sam says:

    Unfortunately, Kidman’s face no longer works on the big screen. It is a face that is completely devoid of any convincing animation. Nicole has the face of an actress who is more suited to the daytime television soaps.

  20. Em says:

    Cunning Kidman would have kept her upcoming role in Stoker on the down low. Why? Because this is a woman who has continuously expressed a desire to cut down her workload and spend more time with her very young children and husband. But in reality, she continues to work obsessively on back to back projects, while nannies look after the kids … so very selfish.