After her 2020 role, will Kristen Stewart stop being Princess Diana?
Actress Kristen Stewart has seemingly come a long way with audiences since her days portraying Bella in the Twilight Saga, but has her acting gotten so good due to her resorting to possible method acting, diving deep into the headspace of the characters she’s portraying to the point of possible insanity? Well, given her comments after recently filming the movie Spencer, it does appear that Kristen Stewart has taken a dive.
We live in a world where the media swarms issues regarding the Royal Family, like a flock of crows around the carcass of a dead animal, seemingly ready to pounce on any juicy new tip made available to them regarding Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, the queen, and the rest of the royal gang. However, Royal news has taken a rare turn this week given Stewart’s upcoming portrayal of Princess Diana in the movie Spencer.
Spencer chronicles the stories of Princess Diana around the holiday season of the early 1990s, where she was weighing the decision of leaving her husband Prince Charles and leaving the British Monarchy altogether. Now, with the film said to debut soon, Kristen Stewart admits how once cameras finish rolling how hard it really was for her to let go of the Princess of Wales internally, feeling quite “protective” of Diana.
Spencer, which was filmed in 2020, is an upcoming biographical drama written by Steven Knight and directed by Pablo Larrain. The film will tell the story of Princess Diana during the 1991 holidays, where she decided to divorce Charles, the Prince of Wales during the festivities with the royal family at Sandringham House in Norfolk.
Spencer is set to star Kristen Stewart, Jack Farthing, Olga Hellsing, Thomas Douglas, Amy Hanson, Timothy Spall, and Sally Hawkins. Filming for the project ended in April of 2021, around the same time when production announced that Jonny Greenwood would be composing the score for the project.
Spencer will likely hope to capitalize off the success of current incarnations of the royal family and their centuries-old story, including Netflix’s The Crown as well as a slew of Hallmark movies centered around Meghan Markle & Prince Harry.
Stewart can’t escape Diana
In a recent interview with El Paso Inc, Kristen Stweart delved into the 2020 filming of Spencer, and her newfound connection with the Princess of Wales. “She means a lot to me – but it’s all relatively new because I’m from LA and I didn’t grow up in England. Before this, she was not something that was at the forefront of my mind, because I lived so far away from it all.”
She continued: “Now, I can’t stop thinking about her. I often wonder what she’d think about what’s going on in the world right now. To be honest, I’ve now consumed pretty much all there is to consume in terms of videos and interviews. I’ve watched everything that you could hear or see. I even go to sleep with it on.”
Kristen Stewart also discussed her 2020 process of diving into the headspace of Princess Diana, reading as many biographies as she could while watching countless reels and archive footage of Diana, taking the time to appreciate not only who she was as a person but what she meant for English culture, a complicated step that not many American actresses take when playing someone from another country.
What are your thoughts regarding the upcoming movie Spencer? Do you think 2020 drove Kristen Stewart just a little bit more crazy than the rest of us? How do you feel about the casting of Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana? Are you sick of projects surrounding the Royal Family? Comment below and let us know your thoughts.