Nicole Kidman is 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.
Nicole Kidman, 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 Kidman 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.
Helmed by La Vie en Rose director Olivier Dahn, and with a reported $30 million budget, the film co-stars Tim Roth, Parker Posey, and Milo Ventimiglia.
Grace of Monaco is scheduled for release in 2014.
Nicole Kidman recently opened up about the conflicting aspects of her personality, revealing to Harper’s Bazaar she’s only recently become more comfortable in front of the camera.
“I was shy. Deeply shy,” she said of her early career, then married to Tom Cruise.
“I didn’t feel comfortable at all. But I felt very comfortable at home.”
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 Kidman and Keith Urban, who married in 2006, share two daughters, Sunday and Faith.