“I can be a mother and a wife and hold down two jobs without the people getting too upset, can’t I?” The real life 1950s actress Grace Kelly was a pretty interesting lady. She went from a beloved Hollywood princess to real royalty as the Princess of Monaco. Despite the fact that as Princess she was kept from perusing her acting career, she continued to have an active role in civil development and politics in the nation until her sudden death at the age of 52.
Grace of Monaco focuses on the Princess’ personal crises and her role in negotiating a dispute between Monaco and France that had been brewing at the time. Nicole Kidman certainly looks the part of the Princess of Monaco, and I can’t imagine it’s easy to play one of the most loved classic Hollywood actresses — even 50 years after her time. Grace of Monaco will debut at this year’s Cannes Film Festival but currently does not have a US release date.[via The Hollywood Reporter]