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Despite Nicole Kidman’s Grace if Monaco opening the Cannes Film Festival, the royal family of Monaco - Princess Stephanie, Princess Caroline and Prince Albert – do not support the film and will not be there to watch.
At a press conference on Wednesday, Kidman, who plays Princess Grace in the Olivier Dahan-directed film, called it “sad” they don’t have the support of the family but says she’s understands nonetheless.
"It's their mother and father. And I understand it's protection of their mother and father," she said, USA Today reports. The royals have called the film a “farse.”
The film portrays Princess Grace and her husband, Prince Rainier (played by Tim Roth) during a time of political and personal turmoil.
"The film has no malice toward the family, particularly towards Grace or Rainier. It's fictionalized. It's not a biopic. It's the essence of truth. But you take dramatic license at times,” Kidman continued.
In a statement, the royals of Monaco said they had made “numerous requests for changes” of the script but were ignored.