Kristen Stewart Looks as Princess Diana For Movie ‘Spencer’ 01-30-2021
She landed the role of Princess Diana in the biopic Spencer last year.
And Kristen Stewart was spotted on the set of the new film for the first time on Friday afternoon in Frankfurt, Germany, at a hotel which is doubling as Sandringham Estate.
The actress, 30, bared a striking likeness to the late Diana, as she sported her iconic cropped voluminous hair style and a chic cream blouse.
Kristen was pictured filming a scene through an open window and could be seen grabbing a black bag with a gold chain strap.
The Twilight star was later seen leaving the Hotel Kronberg – formerly known as Friedrichshof Palace – wearing a white fleece with a hat and face mask.
Spencer tells the story of a Christmas weekend in Sandringham in 1991 where Princess Diana decided to get a divorce from Prince Charles.
The luxury hotel was once served as the retirement home for Queen Victoria’s daughter and wife of German Emperor Friedrich.
Earlier this week, Kristen showcased her striking resemblance to Princess Diana in the first image from her starring role in the upcoming film Spencer.
While the announcement was met with a mixed response, including fury over failure to cast a British actress, the image no doubt blew away critics thanks to the incredible resemblance from the Los Angeles-born star.
Kristen looked incredible in the moody snap, as she gazed out a window and wore a replica of Diana’s red coat and black veiled black hat.
The script written by English screenwriter Steven Knight, who has also written Peaky Blinders, follows the moments in which the Princess of Wales realised she ‘needed to veer from a path that put her in line to one day be queen.
The story is said to take place over three days during one of Diana’s final Christmases at the House of Windsor in their Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England.
Pablo explained that the film will not delve into Diana’s tragic death, but instead focus on her marriage to Charles and the love she had for children Prince William and Prince Harry.
‘We decided to get into a story about identity, and around how a woman decides somehow, not to be the queen…
‘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,’ the director said.
When the news was first announced, Twitter was swarmed with questions and comments, with users writing: ‘What could possibly go wrong?…
‘Couldn’t you have found a British actress?”Plenty of British actresses who would have been better for this role, Princess Diana was classy, Kristen is not.’
Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín defended his decision to cast the American actress in the role, telling Deadline: ‘Kristin is one of the greatest actors around today.’
Pablo directed Natalie Portman in the 2016 Jackie Kennedy biopic Jackie, which earned the star a Best Actress Oscar nomination.
He added: ‘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.’
In October, Kristen admitted she’s nervous about taking on the role in new movie Spencer, especially the task of mastering the late princess’ accent.
Kristen, 30, will star in Spencer, which will dramatise a ‘critical’ weekend in the early 1990s, when Diana decided that her marriage to Prince Charles wasn’t working.
In a new interview with InStyle, the actress gushed that she hasn’t been ‘this excited about playing a part, by the way, in so long.’
Kristen added though that there is one thing characteristic she’s desperate to master, admitting: ‘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.’
Kristen also revealed that she’s been working hard on her research before filming starts this year, saying: ‘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.’