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The dark side of Kylie Minogue

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New film Holy Motors will have you questioning everything you think you know about Kylie Minogue.

Speaking in French and sporting a Jean Seberg-inspired pixie crop, Kylie plays the character Jean in French film director Leos Carax’s dark drama Holy Motors, due out in the UK in September.

ABOVE: Kylie as Jean in Holy Motors

Starring alongside Eva Mendes and French actor Denis Lavant, Holy Motors marks a massive departure from the mainstream for pop princess Kylie, and, according to her, it couldn’t have come soon enough:

“It has had such a profound impact on my life, being able to do this work. It satisfies something in me that I was longing for,” Minogue told The Sydney Morning Herald. “I've hated being pigeonholed, from day one. And I'm still chipping away.”

ABOVE: Kylie with fellow cast member Denis Lavant (left) and director Leos Carax (right)

It's obvious that Kylie is not afraid to try something new - just take a look at these 25 intriguing facts about Ms Minogue for further proof.

ABOVE: Kylie at the Holy Motors film premiere during the Cannes Film Festival

Described by The Sydney Morning Herald as giving a “haunting and melancholic” performance in the film, as well as speaking what she refers to as “emergency French”, Kylie also sings (in English) in the film the song Who We Were. Written by director Carax and the Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon, Kylie's vocals were recorded as the cameras rolled - pretty daredevil stuff.

Watch the Holy Motors film trailer below...

What do you think? Will you be going to see Kylie in her new film, or think she should just stick to making music? Tell us your thoughts on Twitter @StylistMagazine or in the comments section below

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