- 1 year ago
"I’m sorry that now there are complaints and critics from Grimaldi family without even seeing the movie (and during the shooting there weren’t negative reactions). I’ve accepted to play Grace with the maximum respect and unconditional admiration for the woman and the actrice. The french director, Olivier Dahan has been for me the absolute guarantee of reliability. In every moment of the long production, I tried to convey the radiant, delicate and strong personality of Grace Kelly with extreme sensitivity and attention. Arash Amel’s script conquered me since the first time I read it. For the first time the magnificent Grace Kelly’s figure will come out on the screen at the end of a long editing that will take care of every detail of Grace Kelly and Ranieri’s portrayal." She remembers that in France, during the filming, pics and covers came out, comparing the two actresses. "Never heard complaints. It’s impossible for me to get the reason behind the disagreement when the movie will come out only at the end of 2013 if not in 2014" She adds that she kept a diary on faceook "to prove my commitment to Grace, to make you feel my passion for the role" The actress after the Golden Globes remained in Los Angeles to prepare her next movie directed by Rowan Joffe and to promote Stoker. She hopes that it’s all a misunderstanding because for now there aren’t screenings. And she adds: "Both me and Naomi Watts, who had completed filming Diana, interpreted with attention and admiration our two characters after a careful reading of the scripts, that have nothing to do with gossip or fictional lives of the two women, who left their mark on history." Then on another newspaper, they said that the editing is laborious and the director had to give up the Cannes Film Festival and that it will come out at the beginning of 2014. The director shows us on the monitor a scene where Maria Callas (Paz Vega) sings for the royal family in a Red Cross’ ball. The effect is impressive. . Silence in the room when Nicole Kidman, still in Kelly’s clothes, appears. "It’s her! It’s Grace" says Dahan. "Nicole made incredible efforts to play the character, to express Grace’s vulnerability. And where there’s no resemblance, there’s the talent"
- 1 year ago