Emma Corrin has competition. Kristen Stewart stepped into Lady Di’s shoes for the new movie “Spencer”. The 30-year-old actress is the star of this project directed by Chilean Pablo Larraín (Jackie) about the story of Princess Diana, which focuses on the moment when Diana decided to end her marriage to Prince Charles. The fact is that the film will be the bastion to calm the fandom of The Crown until season 5. Because Spencer is expected to hit theaters in late 2021.
ABOUT THE CHOICE OF KRISTEN STEWART AS DIANA SPENCER
“Kristen can be many things. It can be very mysterious and very fragile. And ultimately very strong too. It is what we need ”. Those were the declarations of the director Larraín to Deadline when filming began, in January 2021. “It was beautiful to see how he approached the script and the character,” he completed.
Also Kristen Stewart herself had issued a statement after the announcement about the film made by Neon, the production company, at the beginning of the year. “Spencer is an immersion into an emotional imagination of who Diana was. It is a fundamental turning point in his life, ”he said. “It was a heartbreaking effort for her to come to herself. Diana wanted to hold on to what her last name, Spencer, meant to her. “
And the first photos brought down all possible doubts about the choice of the actress, who is not British. Images released by the film’s production company, plus photos of paparazzi from the set, illustrated Stewart’s astonishing transformation to look like the town princess, who passed away in an accident on August 31, 1997.
WHAT IS SPENCER’S PLOT?
The film takes place over a period of three days. It focuses on the moment in Lady Di’s life in which she decides that “she wants to be the woman she was before she met Charles.”
Spencer recounts the last Christmas of Diana married to a member of the royal family. It was at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk in 1991 that he came to a conclusion. She needed to divorce Prince Charles.
“I have always been intrigued and fascinated by the royal family and how things are in that culture, very different from mine,” Chilean Larraín told Deadline in June 2020.
“Diana is a powerful icon. Millions and millions of people, not just women, felt empathy for her in her life. We decided to get into a story about identity and how a woman somehow decides not to be the queen. She is a woman who, on the film’s journey, decides and realizes that she wants to be the woman she was before she met Charles ”, explained the filmmaker.