While there is often conjecture about whether the Queen watches The Crown, the Royals generally maintain they don’t watch dramas based on their lives. However, this does not prevent performers from being concerned about how their performances would be seen by the Royal family, and how this may affect their legacy.
Kristen Stewart hopes that Princes William and Harry will pardon any sense of invasion (when it comes to seemingly unending TV and film characterizations of their mother) because of a governmental degree of empathy in how she handled the role in ‘Spencer’- Pablo Larrain’s eagerly awaited new film about Diana.
“I Love Her So Much”
“I’m obsessed with her – I love her so much”, Stewart said, according to Sky News.
“We were really curious. We came to it with so many expectations. William and Harry have sort of always been there you know, handling everything all the time globally. I am sure they are good at it but I am also sure it is not their favorite thing.”
“I think that you can see that in the both of them, they are, seemingly from the outside, very different people that are kind of forging a path, and that gets to me every time. I see her in them – I’m sure that that sounds crazy to them.”
Twilight Star Up For A Top-Tier Cinematic Performance
Kristen Stewart was subjected to extraordinary levels of media scrutiny throughout her Twilight years. While not quite on par with Princess Diana’s ordeals, Stewart is arguably one of the best portrayals of the people’s princess to date.
While Stewart acknowledges that she understands what it’s like to be pursued by the press, the similarities between her experience and Diana’s are limited.
“It’s difficult to compare because obviously we are different people. She was people’s princess and a figurehead and she carried on with it quite well. I’m allowed to make mistakes and choices, and therefore the pictures feel invasive, sure, but just less. She has a huge responsibility and sometimes I feel very lucky to not have a crushing responsibility to be a certain way.”
Possibly The Last Diana Film
This is certainly to be the last film about Diana since the amount of fascination in female royal “rebels” – whether Princess Diana or Meghan Markle – remains unwavering, maybe because they symbolize the difficulty of being a woman standing up to power.
Stewart confesses she doesn’t understand the enchantment, but perhaps everyone loves the one who dares to upset the boat.
“I’m not a queen, I’m not a princess – it must have been heavy, and it’s like the fact that they’re able to make that choice.”
Stewart In Awe Of Diana
“There are people that don’t want things to change. I think people have been curious about the royal family forever, rightfully so due to the impact and the responsibility. There’s also a sort of hunger for things and people we look up to. There is a keen need of aspiration.”
“I completely understand why people are so curious, it’s fascinating”.
Spencer will have its world premiere at the London Film Festival and will be released in UK theatres on November 5th.