Nicole Kidman Is ‘Perfect’ to Play Grace Kelly, Says Pal of the Late Princess

Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly (left) and the real Grace Kelly

FameFlynet; Everett

updated 10/23/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET

originally published 10/23/2012 AT 12:30 PM ET

Nicole Kidman, who will play Princess Grace in an upcoming biopic, has the seal of approval from at least one important figure in the late royal’s life.

“First of all, I know Nicole Kidman. There is nobody more gorgeous,” Lynn Wyatt, a close friend of Grace until her death in 1982, told PEOPLE Monday at the 30th Anniversary Princess Grace Awards Gala hosted by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA at Cipriani 42nd Street.

“She’s beautiful inside and out, and she’s very sweet,” Wyatt – a trustee of the foundation and an honoree Monday night – added of Kidman. “She’s very nice – and she’s caring. I think she would be perfect.”

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