All of the actresses who’ve performed the inimitable Princess Diana through the years

In the upcoming Spencer movie, which aims to get below the surface and re-humanize the legendary People’s Princess, Stewart may be the first actress to play Diana who actually has firsthand experience with the type of paparazzi mob against which the Princess of Wales faced regularly.

Responding to the question of how in the world do you do this right, Stewart said on Jimmy Kimmel Live in November, “I mean, every perspective is different and there is no way you can get it right because what is a fact in terms of the personal? ” Experience? My film is set for about three days and it’s a really poetic inner concept of how that might have felt rather than giving new information. So somehow we don’t have a brand to beat. We just love them too. “

director Pablo Larrain Called Stewart “one of today’s great actors,” Deadline said in June, “To do this well, you need something very important in the film that is a mystery. Kristen can be many things, and she can be very mysterious and very fragile and ultimately very strong what we need. The combination of these elements made me think of them. “

Similar to his 2016 film Jackie with Natalie Portman as first lady Jacqueline Kennedy In the days following her husband’s murder, Spencer will focus on a few pivotal days in Diana’s life in 1992, when she had to decide what to do as her marriage to Prince Charles continued its irreversible downward spiral.

Stewart was only seven years old when Diana died, but she remembers seeing on television the field of flowers that mourners left in front of Kensington Palace. “I’ve never seen so many in one place,” the Twilight star recalled Jimmy Kimmel. “I was really young, didn’t really know what was going on. But now it’s hard not to feel protected about her.”

Portman has been nominated for an Oscar (and every other award). If Stewart wins such awards, it will surely be a premiere for a Diana film, none of which has yet had the opportunity to keep the eerily powerful – and yes inimitably scandalous – story of the late king alive to this day.

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