Twilight fame Kristen Stewart will soon be recreating the magic of Princess Diana on screen in her upcoming biopic. The Pablo Larrain movie is titled “Spencer”. The movie will follow a particularly brief and difficult moment in Princess Diana’s life.
As per reports by 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 drama takes place over three days, in one of her final Christmas holidays in the House of Windsor in their Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England.”
Pablo who has previously directed Natalie Portman in her oscar-nominated movie “Jackie”, also elaborated on his reason and intrigue towards making a film on the life of Princess Diana. “We all grew up, at least I did in my generation, reading and understanding what a fairy tale is. Usually, the prince comes and finds the princess, invites her to become his wife and eventually she becomes queen. That is the fairy tale,” he told the publication.
The Chilean filmmaker disclosed the reason why he chose the title “Spencer”.
“It’s about finding herself, about understanding that possibly the most important thing for her is to be well. That’s why the movie is called Spencer, which is the family name she had before she met Charles.”
He further added, “When someone decides not to be the queen, and says, I’d rather go and be myself, it’s a big big decision, a fairy tale upside down. I’ve always been very surprised by that and thought it must have been very hard to do. That is the heart of the movie.”
On choosing Kristen Stewart to play Diana
“To do this well you need something very important in the film, which is a mystery,” the filmmaker said. “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.”
The film will chronicle an intimate time in her life where she spent most of her time with her boys, making life-altering decisions.
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