Kylie Minogue could be set for a big win at the Cannes Film Festival, albeit as just one of the stars in sci-fi film 'Holy Motors'. The movie has emerged as one of the front runners to take the much coveted Palme d'Or at the event - traditionally given to the movie that judges view to be the best film on show during the week.
Just the previous day, Minogue had told reporters how much she'd enjoyed her time on the set of the Leos Carax directed film, calling it a "very open, very beautiful experience," and adding "Obviously, I'm kind of used to a different world which is the pop music world, but I began acting at the start of my career so it was nice to come back to that." That atmosphere during the making of the film has evidently crossed over into the film itself, and a reporter from UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph said that betting company Paddy Power had suspended betting on its success - something admittedly denied by PP themselves.
The film stars Denis Lavant as a man who travels between parallel lives and characters in what one reporter described as "utterly, barking, slap-me-on-the-face-with-a-wet-fish, mad." Recalling one scene, Minogue said "There was a song in the film and I think I said to Leos: 'Oh, so that will be pre-recorded and then we'll mime it in the scene?' And he said: 'No, we'll do it live in the scene', and that was just magic to me."