Kristen Stewart recently opened up about playing Princess Diana on the big screen. According to reports, the Twilight actress will start production on the project in early 2021.
The film will cover the life-changing weekend in the early 1990s when Princess Diana decided that her marriage was over between her and Prince Charles. This was during their Christmas holiday at Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England.
Having had enough of all the scandals and royal controversies, Princess Diana announced to Charles then that she wanted to step back from life as a member of the British royal family.
Speaking to In Style Magazine in a new interview, Kristen puts it this way, “We don’t start shooting until mid-January. The accent is intimidating as all hell because people know that voice, and it’s so, so distinct and particular. I’m working on it now and already have my dialect coach. In terms of research, I’ve gotten through two and a half biographies, and I’m finishing all the material before I actually go make the movie. It’s one of the saddest stories to exist ever, and I don’t want to just play Diana — I want to know her implicitly. I haven’t been this excited about playing a part, by the way, in so long.”
Kristen Stewart Opens Up About Playing Princess Diana
Meanwhile, there are quite a few royal experts who believe that having Kristen Stewart play Princess Diana was a controversial decision in itself, as it has so far garnered mixed reactions.
“Ms. Stewart has a built-in fan base from her ‘Twilight’ movies, so the producers may be counting on her name recognition to draw viewers. It might be interesting to learn whether she was auditioned for the role against other actresses and was deemed the best fit, or whether she was offered it,” said Leslie Carroll, author of Diana and Charles: Royal Affairs and Notorious Royal Marriages.
“If she can embody Diana’s body language and convey her famous breathy, posh Sloane Ranger voice, it won’t matter where she was born,” Carroll added.
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