Within the upcoming movie Spencer, which goals to get beneath the floor and re-humanize the enduring Individuals’s Princess, Stewart stands out as the first actress to play Diana who really has firsthand expertise of the kind of paparazzi mob that the Princess of Wales confronted off in opposition to often.

Addressing the query of how on this planet do you get a factor like that proper, Stewart said on Jimmy Kimmel Live in November, “I imply, everybody’s perspective is totally different and there is no option to get something proper as a result of what’s truth in relation to non-public expertise? My film takes place over, like, three days, and it is this, like, actually poetic inside imagining of what that may have felt like somewhat than giving, like, new info. So, we sort of haven’t got a mark to hit. We simply additionally love her.”

Director Pablo Larraín referred to as Stewart “one of many nice actors round right now,” telling Deadline in June, “To do that properly, you want one thing essential in movie, which is thriller. Kristen could be many issues, and she or he could be very mysterious and really fragile and in the end very sturdy as properly, which is what we’d like. The mixture of these components made me consider her.”

Much like his 2016 movie Jackie, starring Natalie Portman as first woman Jacqueline Kennedy navigating the times following her husband’s assassination, Spencer will concentrate on just a few pivotal days in Diana’s life in 1992 when she needed to determine what to do as her marriage to Prince Charles continued its irreversible downward spiral. 

Stewart was solely 7 when Diana died, however she remembers seeing on TV the sector of flowers that mourners left in entrance of Kensington Palace. “I’ve by no means seen so many in a single place,” the Twilight star recalled to Jimmy Kimmel. “I used to be actually younger, did not actually know what was happening. However now, it is exhausting to not really feel protecting over her.”

Portman was nominated for an Oscar (and each different award). If Stewart garners such honors, it should definitely be a primary for a Diana film, none of them thus far having been in a position to rise to the event that the late royal’s hauntingly highly effective—and, sure, inimitably scandalous—story stays to this present day.