Lindsey Bahr
August 09, 2013 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Grace Kelly was more than her titles, but her titles weren’t bad either: Philadelphia socialite. Oscar-winning actress. Princess. In Grace of Monaco, director Olivier Dahan (La Vie en Rose) covers six months of the iconic blonde’s life, starting with when she reluctantly turns down the lead in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1964 film Marnie, in part because of the objections of Monaco citizens. ”The idea of being a princess and an actress, it’s incongruous,” says star Nicole Kidman, who found herself identifying with ”a woman leaving her art, leaving the thing she’s passionate about, to go and create a home and a family.” Sometimes even a princess can be relatable.

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