Kylie Minogue not only went for gold when she glittered in Roberto Cavalli, Emilio Pucci and Dolce and Gabbana gowns at the Cannes Film Festival (check out her style in the gallery above), but her movie debut in 'Holy Motors' is also a favourite for the Golden Palm award, cinema's highest accolade.
'Premiering the film was one of the most exciting nights of my life - and I haven't exactly had an uneventful career,' Kylie told Grazia Daily. 'I think it might even top the world tour I just did.'
Holy Motors is directed by Frenchman Leos Carax, who only knew Kylie because of her duet with Australian singer Nick Cave. She has a ten minute cameo in the film, which has been described as 'bonkers' by critics. 'It was so liberating to do it,' she says. 'It was freedom. Also I wasn't surrounded by an entourage for once, I just turned up by myself and could lose myself into a different person.'
The 43 year old says she's looking for fresh challenges to 'nurture' herself which would include more acting: 'Maybe even a musical, that would be ideal really. I'm not sure about the West End though - have you seen how hard they work and how much they have to prepare? But it's definitely something I want to consider for the future.'
Sister Dannii has yet to see the film, although her brother James gave her red carpet advice. 'He told me not to wear the gold dress, he preferred a red one. I went with my gut.'
She dazzled in a skin-tight gold Dolce and Gabbana gown for the film's premiere but confided that her family had advised her against it. 'I had three dresses in mind for the premiere,' she said. 'The gold one, plus a red one and a white one. So I texted pictures of them to my brother James and he showed the family. He replied saying the red one looked best, followed by the white, and then the gold last of all. I ended up totally ignoring their advice.'
A wise move, Ms Minogue.
by Emma Pritchard Jones