Nicole Kidman’s ‘Grace Kelly’ biopic enrages Monaco’s royal family
One evening in January 1962, a then actress Grace Kelly had a career many had dreamt about in Hollywood — that was at least until she met Prince Rainier of Monaco; whom she, 6 years later married while thinking she ‘had the perfect husband’. That same evening, Kelly spent the night in her 235-room pink palace overlooking the Mediterranean heavily intoxicated.
The movie, rightesouly entitled ‘Grace of Monaco’ details the alleged abuse Grace’s husband Prince Rainier III had condoned in their marriage before her untimely death.
Eventually she had fled back to America, in bribe-like manner to appear in an old Alfred Hitchcock movie (present day, she would’ve scored a whopping $7.6million) for lending her chops to the film. Although the film likely holds many historical points to Grace’s life, her family, including her son Prince Albert of Monaco and his two sisters — have quickly debunked the film.
The film reportedly contains several interviews in which historians say they have conducted with those who had known Kelly during her time, and towards the end of her marriage (subsequent to her life). Interviews note that Kelly spent the ladder half of her life escaping the stress of her marriage through heavy drinking.
The script, exclusively seen by Daily News this morning is reportedly registered with the Hollywood Writers Guild — and features the likes of Academy Award winning actress Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly herself in the film.
- Monaco royals slam Nicole Kidman’s Grace Kelly biopic “pure fiction” (panarmenian.net)
- Monaco royals blast Nicole Kidman’s Grace Kelly movie (Video) (examiner.com)
- Members of the Princely Family of Monaco Are Not Happy About the Film, Grace of Monaco. (royalcorrespondent.com)
- Royals reject Kidman’s Grace Kelly film (bigpondnews.com)
- Prince Albert of Monaco denounces Grace Kelly movie (independent.co.uk)
- Nicole Kidman Arrives To Film ‘Grace of Monaco’ In Italy Where Hoards Of Fans Are Waiting (contactmusic.com)