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Spencer actress Kristen Stewart on Princess Diana: We will never know her

The upcoming biographical drama, which will chronicle the late British noblewoman’s story focussing on her rocky marriage to Prince Charles, had its premiere at the International Venice Film Festival.

Shilpa S
Sep 03, 2021
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When it comes to the British Royal family, there is no question that none among its regal members have won people’s hearts as Lady Diana did. Adoringly called Lady Di by her admirers, she had become a beloved icon across the globe because of her down-to-earth nature and passionate activism. So it came as no surprise that the news of Kristen Stewart emulating the royal icon on the screen in the upcoming film Spencer made waves, with fans anxiously waiting to see beloved lady Di come alive again, albeit on screen.

Following the world premiere of Spencer at the ongoing Venice Film festival, Kristen Stewart talked in length about her iconic character, filling whose giant shoes she said made her feel ‘alive and free’ and even ‘taller’. The Twilight actress also had a lot to say about the late princess, whom she calls one of the most famous women in the world, plagued by desperate loneliness despite making everyone around her feel comforted and good about themselves.

Calling her a ‘sparkly house on fire’, Stewart makes mention of Diana’s outsider status in the royal family, according to Deadline, calling what happened to her ‘wrong’ and how she was cornered by the media and tabloids, incessantly hounding her about her tumultuous personal life. Diana’s personality and talent were such that she made everyone feel like they were friends with the princess, says Stewart, even though in reality, she was ‘unknowable’.

The saddest part of it all, is that even though Diana wanted to be her own storyteller, no one would ever know the real her.

Directed by Pablo Larraín, Spencer, which will follow the three days in Princess Diana’s life when she takes the life-changing decision to leave her cold husband, will have its theatrical release in the United States on November 5, 2021.

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