N *icole Kidman *has defended her upcoming portrayal of Grace Kelly.
Kidman spoke out after the film Grace of Monaco, set for release next year, was criticised as being "inaccurate" and "pure fiction" by members of the Monaco royal family.
"I wanted to be respectful of her, her story and her essence, so hopefully that will all come through," the 45-year-old said at a London screening of her new film, Stoker, at the weekend.
"It's exciting but at first it was daunting. At the same time, I had studied her and felt a kind of tenderness towards her."
At the screening of psychological thriller Stoker, the Australian actress wore a cobalt blue dress with an unusual sequinned golden skivvy, left, by designer *L'Wren Scott *( *Mick Jagger *'s girlfriend), which had made its runway debut only hours earlier at London Fashion Week.
During Scott's fashion-week show, with most of the Rolling Stones in attendance, *Perth * model *Chrystal Copland *hit the catwalk just days after landing multiple shows during New York Fashion Week.