Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman and Daniel Day-Lewis were among Hollywood stars who braved London’s bitter cold on Thursday for the world premiere of their new movie “Nine”.
Wrapped in a full length white coat, Kate Hudson also graced the red carpet with veteran British actress Judi Dench in Leicester Square to promote director Rob Marshall’s latest film.
Oscar winner Day-Lewis said the cast were initially anxious about the singing and dancing performances required for the musical, which is inspired by Italian director Federico Fellini’s classic film “8 1/2″.
“We started in the same place, one of abject humility and dread I think,” Day-Lewis said.
“(But) Rob Marshall manages to create an atmosphere that is so joyful and vibrant and at least kid you into believing that you have it in you to do it.”
Hudson described working with the star-studded cast, which also includes iconic Italian actress Sophia Loren and singer Fergie as amazing.
“It was incredible, it was an amazing experience,” she said.
“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,” she added.
Marshall, who directed “Chicago,” said the movie is dedicated to British film director Anthony Minghella who died last year.
“Anthony wrote the most marvellous scripts,” he said.
“He was the most inspiring man to be around in every way, caring, generous, kind and brilliant and the movie is dedicated to him.”