Kristen Stewart will play Princess Diana in an upcoming movie called ‘Spencer’, which will focus on three crucial days in Diana’s life. The movie which is slated to begin shooting in January will be directed by Pablo Larraín.
Stewart told The Wrap about how she’s been using Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ as inspiration while preparing for her role. “I feel really lucky to have The Crown. Because I’ve emotionally invested in people that to me feel — like, I know that they’re real people. And there’s ample material to reinforce that and sort of reminding yourself of that. But now I feel this emotional attachment to these characters. And I have this accompaniment that I can go to sleep with and feel like, ‘Oh, God, I already I already have feelings about these people.’ That speaks to the show’s credit.”
Stewart says that she is nervous about getting her accent right
“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.”
I haven’t been this excited about playing a part, by the way, in so long
In an interview with InStyle magazine, she said: “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.”
“I always just thought that this person was sort of stolen from us, I always had a curiosity about her.” She added: “Every day that I unfold this story, the more emotionally invested I get.”
The movie was written by Steven Knight will be about Diana’s decision to divorce Prince Charles.