Last month, the world premiere of Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, took place at the Venice Film Festival. Now an increased attention is riveted to the actress – some have already appreciated her play, others (like, for example, Russian viewers) are still waiting for the film to be released.
Entertainment Weekly chose Stewart as the heroine of the new issue – the actress appeared on its cover, starred in a photo shoot and gave an interview in which she talked about filming the film.
She admitted that she agreed to take part in the film even before she read the script.
I thought: “You will not give up on this, otherwise who will you be in this case?” I would definitely feel like a coward. Especially considering that I myself was a black sheep. I am not from the UK, I have no ties to the royal family. So I was like a blank slate, and then I was able to feel Princess Diana in such a way that I behaved instinctively,
The film describes the events that unfolded during the Christmas holidays in 1991. Then the royal family celebrated the holidays at their residence in Sandringham, and Princess Diana decided to divorce Prince Charles.
In preparation for the film, the actress worked with a dialect coach to achieve a British pronunciation and intonation like Princess Diana. And they say that she coped with it perfectly. But for the external resemblance, I had to resort to some tricks – Kristen admitted that she wears a wig in the film. If it were not for him, the shooting would have dragged on.
Kristen Stewart in the movie Spencer
Stewart admits that she experienced special emotions during the filming of the film.
There was something special about being so absorbed in her during those six months. I felt some kind of elemental energy. And if people have something to say about the fact that it was not a perfect reincarnation, I do not mind,
– noted the star.
The actress added that she is okay with the critical reaction to the film, and admitted that now she will have a different approach to the choice of projects.
While it doesn't seem like I'm the type to want to be very famous, I still want this conversation to be open. I used to deliberately ignore the value of projects. I thought: “I will do anything!” And, frankly, it's good that it's in the past. I think I'll be more careful now. I think I have a flair for what will be productive for me personally as an experience, and not necessarily that it will be popular in the world,
– she concluded.