FIRST LOOK: Nicole Kidman transforms into Grace Kelly on set of new biopic Grace of Monaco
18:46 GMT, 9 October 2012
She recently admitted to feeling uncomfortable in front of the camera.
But Nicole Kidman is now taking on one of the most high-profile roles of her career in forthcoming drama, Grace of Monaco.
The actress was pictured for the first time on set Tuesday, making every effort to emulate the regal Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco.
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Transformation: Nicole Kidman heads to the Menton, France set of her new movie Grace of Monaco on Tuesday
Nicole, who is currently filming the
movie in Menton, France, was styled in a pale yellow tent coat,
strings of pearls adorning her collar.
Her cropped blonde locks were swept up into soft curls, mimicking the late Hollywood actress' famous hairstyle.
Accompanied by an assistant, Nicole was shielded from the sun by an umbrella on her way to set.
Assistants were later seen wrapping her locks in a polka-dot headscarf, and sliding winged sunglasses onto her face, making for a trademark look often worn by the late Hollywood star.
Grace of Monaco, which recently began
lensing, tells the story of Grace Kelly's
involvement with Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De
Gaulle dispute over tax laws in the early 1960s.
Vintage look: The 45-year-old actress wore a pale yellow frock and pearls
Fit for a princess: Nicole wore her hair coiffed in a cropped blonde cut that emulated the late Hollywood star's famous style
Helmed by La Vie en Rose director
Olivier Dahn, and with a reported $30million budget, the film co-stars
Tim Roth, Parker Posey, and Milo Ventimiglia.
Grace of Monaco is scheduled for release in 2014.
Nicole recently opened up about the
conflicting aspects of her personality, revealling to Harper's Bazaar
she's only recently become more comfortable in front of the camera.
'I was shy. Deeply shy,' the Oscar-winning actress said of her early career, then married to Tom Cruise.
'I didn’t feel comfortable at all. But I felt very comfortable at home.'
Timeless beauty: The late Hollywood actress, circa 1955, will be portrayed during her reign over the sovereign Rivera city state
Getting into character: Nicole took a moment for herself before cameras started rolling
Highly-styled: Wardrobe assistants tied a polka dot headscarf onto the star
Making some adjustments: Nicole pulled at the accessory as crew got her camera-ready
Things have changed somewhat, however, since she's moved on with her husband, country music star Keith Urban.
'All of that other stuff becomes less important [as you get older],' she said.
Nicole and Keith, who married in 2006, share two daughters, Sunday and Faith.
Keith was seen arriving in Nice, France, with the girls on Monday, taking them to visit their mom on set.
Keith schedule is now ramping up too
thanks to his new job as a talent show judge with Mariah Carey, Nicki
Minaj and Randy Jackson.
A closer look: Nicole made her way to set with the help of an assistant, who shaded her with an umbrella
In the sunshine: Rays beamed from the star as she walked toward the France set
In her own world: The Hollywood star kept her eyes downcast as she walked along
The country singer – who quit the
Australian version of The Voice earlier this month -recently said he was
'so excited' to have landed the role.
Mike Darnell, President of Alternative
Entertainment for Fox, believes the talent show has recruited one of
the 'most exciting judging panels around' for the forthcoming season –
which is due to air in January – after Nicki and Keith replaced outgoing
judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.
He said in a statement: 'Nicki's an
unbelievably captivating international phenomenon who has made an
indelible mark on rap and pop.
'Keith is another great addition to
'Idol' – he's one of the biggest stars in country music and I know that
our fans and contestants will fall in love with him.
Big shoes to fill: Nicole, pictured right on October 3, will play Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco, left circa 1955, in the forthcoming drama
Hollywood stars: (L-R) Grace Kelly arrives in New York with fellow actresses Elizabeth Taylor and Lorraine Day, circa 1955
'With an unparalleled star like
Mariah, fan-favourite Randy, chart-toppers like Nicki and Keith and our
incomparable host Ryan, we've put together one of the most exciting
judging panels around.'
Randy – who has been a judge on the
programme since it began in 2002 – signed a new deal to remain on the
show after talks with Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias broke down.
But X Factor judge Simon Cowell – who
was a panellist on 'American Idol' from 2002 to 2010 – has insisted
keeping Randy on is the 'right decision'.
He tweeted: 'Just heard Randy is back on Idol. Right decision.'
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