Kristen Stewart has been cast as Princess Diana in an upcoming film titled Spencer.
According to Deadline, the film “covers a critical weekend in the early ‘90s, when Diana decided her marriage to Prince Charles wasn’t working, and that she needed to veer from a path that put her in line to one day be queen.” The couple separated in 1992, before getting divorced in 1996. Diana died one year later in a car crash in Paris.
Director Pablo Larraín says Steward has the qualities necessary to play Diana, adding, “to do this well, you need something very important in film, which is mystery. Kristen can be many things, and she can be very mysterious and very fragile and ultimately very strong as well, which is what we need. The combination of those elements made me think of her. The way she responded to the script and how she is approaching the character, it’s very beautiful to see. I think she’s going to do something stunning and intriguing at the same time. She is this force of nature.”
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