Kristen Stewart Reveals How She’s Getting Ready For Her Role As Princess Diana In ‘Spencer’

"The accent is intimidating as all hell"

Ever since it was announced that Kristen Stewart was set to play Princess Diana in the upcoming film, Spencer, there was speculation as to how she would approach the role.

But it looks like the Twilight star isn’t taking the opportunity lightly.

In a recent interview with InStyle U.S., Stewart teased how she’s preparing to play ‘the people’s princess’ in the upcoming movie Spencer, including transforming her American accent into Princess Diana‘s British one.

“The accent is intimidating as all hell because people know that voice, and it’s so, so distinct and particular. I’m working on it now and already have my dialect coach,” Steward revealed.

“In terms of research, I’ve gotten through two and a half biographies, and I’m finishing all the material before I actually go make the movie.” 

“It’s one of the saddest stories to exist ever, and I don’t want to just play Diana—I want to know her implicitly. I haven’t been this excited about playing a part, by the way, in so long,” she admitted.

Spencer references Princess Diana’s maiden name and rather than being a complete biopic, it will focus on a specific weekend in her life before her tragic death in 1997.

Princess Diana

Speaking to Deadline, director Pablo Larraín confirmed that the film will not feature Diana’s car accident at all. The director also expressed his delight over Stewart’s casting for the role and shared his faith in her upcoming portrayal.

“The way she responded to the script and how she is approaching the character, it’s very beautiful to see,” he said. “I think she’s going to do something stunning and intriguing at the same time. We’re very happy to have her, she’s very committed.”

As for why he chose Stewart to play Diana, Larraín admitted: “To do this well, you need something very important in film, which is mystery. Kristen can be many things, and she can be very mysterious and very fragile an ultimately very strong as well, which is what we need.”

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