Diana, Princess of Wales, smiles as she meets wellwishers outside St Vincent's Hospice in Sydney on November 2, 1996, her last official engagement in Australia. Diana departs Sydney on November 3 after a four-day private visit. / AFP PHOTO / Torsten BLACKWOOD (Photo credit should read TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP via Getty Images)

Things We Saw Today: Kristen Stewart to Play Diana, Princess of Wales in Upcoming Biographical Drama

Recommended Videos

Pablo Larraín, the director of Jackie, is returning to the biographical drama genre with a new subject: Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, aka “the People’s Princess.” His pick to portray the late royal? Kristen Stewart.

Larraín told Deadline that he feels like Kristen Stewart is “one of the great actors around today” and will be able to portray the multiple emotional layers he has planned for the image of Princess Diana that he is bringing to life.

“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. 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, Spencer, will not cover Diana’s death and will instead focus on the breakdown of her marriage to Prince Charles while highlighting her “ferocious love” for her sons Prince William and Prince Harry.

“It’s only three days of her life,” Larraín said, “and in that very small amount of time, you’re able to get into a wider, bigger perspective of who she was. We all know her fate, what happened to her, and we don’t need to go there. We’ll stay in this more intimate space where she could express where she wants to go and who she wants to be.”

By picking Stewart, Larraín has already created a conversation around the film and honestly, I’m still always going to be here for actresses getting to play against type. I’m hoping that Stewart does bring it and those who have doubts about her abilities will soon see the errors of their ways.

(via IndieWire, image: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP via Getty Images)

  • Nia DaCosta shares an amazing piece of insight into Candyman. (via Twitter)
  • Allegations have been made about the behavior of comic book artist Cameron Stewart, with others joining in on this original call-out tweet to share similar experiences with Stewart.

  • Christian Cooper and Amy Cooper: Central Park racial nightmare. (via NYT)
  • My favorite Batman, Michael Keaton, to star in an upcoming Hulu series about the Opioid crisis. (via THR)
  • Texas Governor acts as though COVID-19 isn’t an issue even among spike. (via NPR)
Gif from Midsommar

(A24)

Want more stories like this? Become a subscriber and support the site!

The Mary Sue has a strict comment policy that forbids, but is not limited to, personal insults toward anyone, hate speech, and trolling.—


The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article First Look at Dwayne Johnson as Mark Kerr for ‘The Smashing Machine’ Biopic
Dwayne Johnson as Mark Kerr in 'The Smashing Machine'
Read Article These Are the 10 Movies Enemies-to-Lovers Fans Can’t Miss
Pride and Prejudice 2005, Elixabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy face off in a ballroom. Kiera Knightly and Matthew Macfayden
Read Article A New Poster for ‘Beetlejuice Beetlejuice’ Will Have You Saying His Name Three Times
Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz in the 'Beetlejuice Beetlejuice' trailer
Read Article ‘Mortal Kombat 2’ Finally Has a Release Date
Sub-Zero dodging a chain in 'Mortal Kombat'
Read Article Beat the Heat With the 10 Best Summer Movies on Netflix
Finding Ohana
Related Content
Read Article First Look at Dwayne Johnson as Mark Kerr for ‘The Smashing Machine’ Biopic
Dwayne Johnson as Mark Kerr in 'The Smashing Machine'
Read Article These Are the 10 Movies Enemies-to-Lovers Fans Can’t Miss
Pride and Prejudice 2005, Elixabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy face off in a ballroom. Kiera Knightly and Matthew Macfayden
Read Article A New Poster for ‘Beetlejuice Beetlejuice’ Will Have You Saying His Name Three Times
Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz in the 'Beetlejuice Beetlejuice' trailer
Read Article ‘Mortal Kombat 2’ Finally Has a Release Date
Sub-Zero dodging a chain in 'Mortal Kombat'
Read Article Beat the Heat With the 10 Best Summer Movies on Netflix
Finding Ohana
Author
Princess Weekes
Princess (she/her-bisexual) is a Brooklyn born Megan Fox truther, who loves Sailor Moon, mythology, and diversity within sci-fi/fantasy. Still lives in Brooklyn with her over 500 Pokémon that she has Eevee trained into a mighty army. Team Zutara forever.