Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in Spencer Movie vs. Emma Corrin, The Crown!

  • AUTHOR: dua
  • POSTED ON: January 28, 2021

After The Crown, it seems like there’s a large slate of Diana films ready to become part of the loop. The people’s Princess has been in our hearts ever since we first met her in the early 80s. We’ve seen her transformation from a young teenager to an honorable princess on duty and a doting mother of two.

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Her tragic life story has struck a chord with several filmmakers over the years – she was a muse to many while she was alive, and remains to be an inspiration even after her passing away at the tender age of 36.


What Emma Corrin did with this complex character is outstanding – in fact, it wouldn’t be wrong to claim that we’ve never seen a more hauntingly beautiful performance of Diana Spencer. It’s hard to imagine anyone else play out that role.


But we will, and it will be played by the Kristen Stewart. When the news regarding her upcoming project came out, we were perplexed, as we didn’t know what to expect. A chapter from the English royalty’s will now be adapted on screen with Stewart in her disguise. And make no mistake – this will be a life-changing week, because it’s the weekend both Charles and Diana ended their troubled marriage.

The title of the movie is Spencer, and the first look was released in January this year.


We’re going to give it to Kristen Stewart – she has managed to pull off Diana’s mysterious tilted-head look. The transformation looks phenomenal—considering how much pressure she must be in while shooting for the film—as it was around the same time Emma Corrin was earning praises from around the globe for her breakthrough performance in Netflix original, The Crown.

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We would say that Kristen Stewart is in safe hands because Pablo Larrain actually looks like the right person for the biopic. He had also been a primary part of Jackie, in which he had shown an intimate depiction of the First Lady right after her husband got assassinated.


According to sources, it’s been revealed that the upcoming biopic of Diana Spencer is about the three-day period in which she made the decision to separate from Prince Charles. Basically, the movie is about a woman who, after experiencing it all, decides it’s not worth it.


Spencer is about a woman who realizes that her true happiness lies in separating from her long-time abusive husband. The emotionally-provocative movie will delicately deal with the complexities of being a woman in limelight and how duty can sometimes shred you into pieces.

In Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words, we see that before Charles entered her life, she was a blissful child with supporting girlfriends and a happy life. In the movie, she will ultimately realize that none of it is worth killing that blissful child. Hence, in those three days, she’ll come to the conclusion that she doesn’t need to keep the pieces together.


While speaking to Deadline, Larrain said: "The key is how she discovers during the process of the movie that what she really needs to do is be who she wants to be. And by that, it doesn’t mean she needs to be next to anyone, to be part of anything, but herself and her own children."

The movie will obviously draw incidents from her real-life – how she got married to a 32-year-old prince at the age of 19, her failed relationships, post-partum depression, eating disorder, infidelity, divorce, and death from a tragic car accident at 36. It is bound to be an emotional whirlwind.

The script writing process included interviews with Diana’s close circle so as to create an authentic portrayal of the People’s Princess. Steven Knight, the screenplay writer, said: “I just found the whole thing fascinating. To talk to people who knew her and to try and get a view of this person—who this person really was—who was an ordinary person in extraordinary situations, is the way I think of her.”

As an actor who rose to astronomical fame after popular fantasy film, Twilight,Kristen Stewart is an interesting choice to play the real character of Diana. Of course, she has shown her capabilities and talent in a bunch of indie projects like Personal Shopper and Lizzie, too. She was last seen in Happiest Season, a Christmas romantic comedy. 

Larrain explained to Deadline why Stewart was the right choice by saying that she is the only actress in the current generation who can be mysterious, fragile, and strong, all at the same time. Kristen has the ability to be vulnerable on screen with complete abandon and that’s exactly what this role requires.

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Kristen Stewart said that after immersing herself in the literature, she is now getting a grip on Diana’s unique accent.

She said: "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."

She continued: "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."

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Who do you think will give you the best portrayal of Diana? It’s turning into a Spencer movie vs. Emma Corrin contest! Let’s just say that if Kristen Stewart’s performance is even half as good as Emma Corrin’s royal performance in The Crown, it will be a job well done!


Updated January 28, 2021
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