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January Jones Refuses 'Grace Kelly' Role

March 8, 2011 (2:39 am) GMT
Jones is determined never to play Kelly in the movie since the role is too popular to movie fans, revealing it would be a career suicide for her.
January Jones

"" star has ruled out ever portraying 'Grace Kelly' in a movie biopic - she's convinced it would destroy her career. The actress has frequently been compared to the legendary Hollywood beauty but she's determined never to step into her shoes for a film role, because Kelly is too well known to movie fans.

Jones tells Britain's The Times, "I've been offered a couple of TV movies playing Grace Kelly and there was no way I would touch them with a seven foot pole. It would be career suicide. No one would watch them and come away saying anything other than, 'She's so not Grace Kelly.' "

She adds, " got it right as Katharine Hepburn, but generally it doesn't matter how much you look like that person or how good an actor you are, it's impossible."

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