Hollywood A-listers Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson and Penelope Cruz have graced the red carpet at London’s Leicester Square for the world premiere of Nine.
Dame Judi Dench and Daniel Day-Lewis also braved the bitter cold to promote Rob Marshall’s latest film, which is inspired by Federico Fellini’s movie 81/2.
Hudson, wearing a full length white dress, described her experience working with this star-studded cast which also included singer Fergie and iconic Italian actress Sophia Loren.
She said: “It was incredible, it was an amazing experience. It was a learning experience, you got to watch people and see how everybody attacks it and we were all very supportive of each other because it’s all singing and dancing and things we hadn’t really done. It was really fun.”
Dame Judi said it was Marshall’s name which attracted her to the all-singing, all-dancing project.
She said: “I wanted to do it because of Rob Marshall and his reputation. I think he’s caught a tremendous atmosphere.”
Marshall, who directed Catherine Zeta Jones in Chicago, said he was delighted with the number of huge stars who showed an interest in being in the film.
He said: “I was overwhelmed by the turnout of women that came and auditioned for Nine. We saw so many great actors and I was blown away by that. I think Chicago might have opened the door, people thinking ‘maybe I can do that too’.”
He added that Nine is dedicated to the late British film director Anthony Minghella.
Nine is out in cinemas nationwide on December 26.