Playing the role of a common character is really simple but when it comes to portraying real princess, may make anxious. Kristen Stewart is playing the role of Princess Diana in her new movie Spencer, which focuses on one of the lowest points in the late Royal’s life. However, talking to Entertainment Tonight at the red carpet premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday, the 31-year-old confessed that it felt ‘spooky’ to wear a replica of Royal’s wedding dress in the film.
Kristen Stewart explained how the movie takes place over a three-day period with the wedding dress scene included in a montage that gives the audience a ‘taste of the scope of her life.’ “When we put that dress on, it is embedded in a montage that kind of flashed her life before you,” Kristen began. “Even though the movie takes place over a three-day period and even though I play her as a speculatively 29, 30-year-old person, we still wanted to give a taste of the scope of her life,” she continues.
Twilight star further said, “Kind of touch on every part, even if it was in kind of lyrical dance. And the wedding dress is embedded in that montage and putting that on was a spooky day. However, the first trailer for the movie was released last month, with Kristen’s take on the late Royal’s accent heard for the first time. Earlier, she has also said that the extreme level of fame she has experienced helped her have some personal understanding of the pressure Princess Diana most likely felt as she prepared for her role as the royal in Spencer.
Earlier this month, Kristen told The Sunday Times, “It’s feeling constantly watched, no matter what you do. If you’re in public, someone in the room is looking at you at all times. Even if they’re not, it’s at the back of your mind. That is a feeling you only have if you’re extremely famous. It’s a completely different approach to being a human,” she admitted.
Kristen rose to superstardom at just 18 when the Twilight franchise and her real-life romance with her leading co-star Robert Pattinson pushed her into the spotlight. Due to the hit of the vampire franchise, she had to deal with the added pressure of the internet and users’ obsessions. Although, on asking about the comparisons between Diana’s fame and hers, she at first says, “The attention is something I can see a parallel in, but the cumulative expectation? Not remotely there.”
Spencer is set in 1991 and scheduled to release on November 5. The short clip saw the Hollywood star roaming the grounds of Sandringham Estate at Christmas time as her marriage to Prince Charles breaks down in the wake of divorce and infidelity rumors. The script is penned by English screenwriter Steven Knight, who has also written Peaky Blinders. The plot follows the moments when Diana realizes she needs to ‘veer from a path that puts her in line to one day be Queen.’ A similar Christmas was just dramatized on the latest season of The Crown, for which Emma Corrin earned widespread critical acclaim.