Actress Nicole Kidman is going to be front and center at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival as her film "Grace of Monaco" will open the festival. In the movie she plays Grace Kelly and provides a diverse and unique portrayal of the glamorous, larger than life movie star. The role forced her to find a way to convey the huge inner challenge Grace Kelly found herself faced with in working on her marriage and not losing her identity, her belief in who she was in the midst of a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles de Gaulle.
One of the characteristics that filmmakers love about the beautiful actress is her fearlessness in taking on a role. In "Grace of Monaco" she accepted the challenge of playing one of the most revered stars of her era, the beautiful and talented Grace Kelly and she delved deep into the core of the character to show the different dimensions.
Most people look at Grace Kelly and see exceptional beauty but they don't see the emotional flaws, the insecurity that she possessed about herself despite being considered one of the most attractive women in the world and a role model for women.
Nicole Kidman ability to convey the various strengths and weaknesses, the vulnerabilities of her characters in her acting which has helped make her one of the superior actresses of today.
Her exceptional dramatic range, which is in part due to the large amount of research she puts in to learn about a character such as Grace Kelly, enables her to provide the superior acting performances that have made her a constant in-demand commodity for filmmakers.
The Cannes Film Festival selection of the film "Grace of Monaco" to open the festival was a superb decision because they will be starting off the festival with the acting talents of one of the most outstanding leading ladies in film today, Nicole Kidman and thus set the bar very high right from the beginning.