Nicole Kidman: 'I am not responsible for Grace of Monaco flop'

Nicole Kidman: 'I am not responsible for Grace of Monaco flop'
From left, actress Paz Vega, director Olivier Dahan, actors Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth pose on the red carpet during the opening ceremony and the screening of Grace of Monaco at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
Nicole Kidman is adamant she is not "responsible" for the critical failure of her new movie Grace of Monaco, insisting she did not have "any control" over how the film turned out.

The Oscar winner plays actress-turned-princess Grace Kelly in the biopic, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in France earlier this month to scathing reviews.

Critics branded the movie "dull" and "stiff", and it was also slammed by members of the Monaco royal family, who were unhappy with the portrayal of their mother.

However, Kidman insists the film's failure to impress is not her fault, telling Britain's Seven magazine, "As much as people go, 'Oh, the actor is totally responsible', the actor doesn't go into the editing room. I wasn't producing the film. I wasn't directing it and I don't have control over any of it. You literally do the performance and then you leave and you are told, 'Okay, come here to help promote the movie'. That's what I did."