Nicole Kidman has shrugged off the storm swirling around her new movie Grace Of Monaco, insisting she has courted controversy throughout her career.
The actress' portrayal of Hollywood screen star-turned-princess Grace Kelly has been savaged by critics following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in France earlier this week (beg12May14).
Film reviewers branded it "dull" and "stiff", while Prince Albert of Monaco and his sisters slammed Kidman's portrayal of their mother, calling the movie a "farce".
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However, Kidman is refusing to be rattled by the furore, and insists she believed the part was one of the safest role choices of her big screen career.
Speaking to U.K. Tv show Good Morning Britain, she says, "Most films I do ruffle feathers. I don't think I've ever done a film that hasn't had some sort of controversy, that just seems to be where I'm at. And even when I think I'm doing something safe, it isn't.
"To me this seemed kinda safe but I tend to walk the highwire (sic). If I was in the circus, that would be me, the high wire act."