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Monaco: Nicole Kidman says she understands why Princess Grace's children are reacting this way

"This film should have never been made": Princess Stephanie

Princess Stephanie has revealed that she will not see the film 'Grace of Monaco' after it debuts in Cannes in just two days' time, saying that the film is far too critical of Monaco and her father, Prince Rainier.

Nicole Kidman says she understands Princess Grace's children's concern. Picture: Gaumont/Stone Angels

Speaking to Nice Matin on the weekend, the princess said that the drama, which stars Nicole Kidman as the actress turned princess, "should have never been made."

The youngest daughter of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace has not seen the film and claims she will “certainly not” see it either.

But she did read the script and saw the trailer and says that they were enough to upset her, revealing publicly for the first time that the film is far too critical of the Principality and her father.

"If one wishes to make a movie based on historical facts then they must stick to the facts," continued Princess Stephanie. "This film does not praise Monaco or the great man that was my father, Prince Rainier."

Nicole Kidman responded to the criticism by telling the Daily Mail: “I know they’re upset. I would be, too, if it were my mother. It’s a child’s job to protect their parent, and in that regard, I get it. I get why the children are upset.

“I can’t say much other than that I have great respect and regard for their mother. It’s not meant to be a biopic. I certainly did my best to honour everything that was real and truthful in it.”

Kidman also revealed that, following early claims to the contrary, U.S. producer/distributor Harvey Weinstein has in fact agreed to distribute the film in the U.S.

Gaumont Pathé is yet to release the schedule for the film’s release in France.

Cassandra Tanti

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Comment by Joan Dale | 12.05.2014

Honoring the truth with "My Days with Princess Grace of Monaco"

Comment by Lisa Saxon | 13.05.2014

I agree this movie is just sensationalism. This is what sells. The truth is too boring. Perhaps they should have made a movie showing the late prince welcoming all kinds of people into Monaco. It was a known fact that he wanted his country to be a place where all kinds of people could visit and contribute. Didn't Princess Grace help disadvantaged children by agreeing to have them come and live in the palace with her own children???

Comment by carol dijkhuyzen | 21.05.2014

But movie is fiction..We will remember the late Princess Grace with respect,
honor and lots of wisdom.She was the style of beauty and elegance.That was Princess Grace.A fearless woman to core..with lots of humor.She was my mother in law friends from Philly!Salute to this iconic woman Princess Grace de Monaco.

Comment by Seffy Anne Kelly | 03.06.2014

Well, I hope for Nicole that karma doesn't hit her the way she hit Grace. I always loved Nicole Kidman and, unlike most others, did see many things in common with the two women. I was so happy to hear she was to play Grace... andthen we learned the film is an ugly joke.

My family, friends and I will be boycotting this film - it is bound to "bomb" at the box-office. Why not tell the truth? There are so many wonderful things about Grace and Rainier of Monaco that the masses do not know - in this world filled with sadness and fear, why not shine a light on the good works that these two did?

Please support truth and do not see this film. Thank you.

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