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Kristen Stewart To Play As Princess Diana In New Movie

Kristen Stewart and Princess Diana (Image: Reuters)

Twilight star Kristen Stewart is now going to portray the role of Princess Diana. The expected film is going to be made on the separation period between Prince of Wales Charles and Diana Spencer.

The movie based on the events of early 90s has been named as ‘Spencer’. It was the family name of Princess Diana. Script of this movie has been written by tv series ‘Peaky Blinders’ writer Steven Knight and will be directed by Pablo Larrain.

The story of the film will focus on Diana’s days in Sandringham Palace. There Diana first realized that her relation with Prince Charles was not working properly. Those months of realization will be in the core of the movie ‘Spencer’.

Director Pablo Larrain was saying about this, “We decided to get into a story about identity, and around how a woman decides somehow, not to be the queen,” He added, “She’s a woman who, in the journey of the movie, decides and realizes that she wants to be the woman she was before she met Charles.”

Prince Charles and Diana Spencer got married in 1981 at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral. Watched on television by 750 million people worldwide, the ceremony was dubbed by media as “The wedding of the century.” However the final outcome of this grand royal marriage wasn’t as pleasant as expected.

After a bitter martial relationship, the couple got separated in 1992. Prince Charles and Princess Diana were officially divorced in 1996.

After leaving the British royal family, Diana concentrated more in social welfare activities around the world. Through these the princess gained more respect and popularity than that she enjoyed as a royal member. She was given the honorary title ‘People’s Princess’ for her enormous love and care for the people specially who were neglected and suffered in society.

In 1997, Princess Diana passed away in a tragic road accident in Paris.

By now, a notable number of movies and television series have been produced on the life and work of Princess Diana. Some of them showed her entire life, some displayed a specific period or event. Couple of actresses from United States, Britain and other countries worked in her role in those projects.

This time American actress Kristen Stewart has been picked for Princess Diana’s character. The 30 years old actress came to limelight as Bella Swan in the ‘Twilight’ series from 2008 to 2012. She was also seen in 2014 film ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ and last year’s remake of ‘Charlie’s Angels’.

But why Kristen Stewart, not anyone else, has been chosen for Diana’s role? ‘Spencer’ director Pablo Larrain answered, “Kristin is one of the great actors around today… She can be many things, and she can be very mysterious and very fragile an ultimately very strong as well, which is what we need.”

Pablo Larrain previously made the biopic of former US first lady Jacqueline Kennedy titled ‘Jackie’ in 2016.