The Twilight actress looks unrecognisable as she transforms to play the people’s princess.
The trailer for the highly-anticipated film, Spencer, has just dropped, giving fans their first glimpse of Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana.
And it looks like all those early critics, who were furious that the American was cast in the royal role may need to eat their words.
The Twilight actress looks unrecognisable as she transforms to play the people’s princess and it’s also clear her dialect coach has earned every cent, as Kristen pulls off a near-perfect royal accent.
The actress had previously talked to InStyle magazine about how nervous she was about tackling that famous voice. “The accent is intimidating as all hell because people know that voice, and it’s so, so distinct and particular,” Kristen said. “I’m working on it now and already have my dialect coach.”
Insiders are now predicting Stewart’s performance is an early contender for awards gongs, alongside other bets including Aussie star Nicole Kidman in Being the Ricardos, and Lady Gaga for her role as Patrizia Reggian in House of Gucci.
Spencer, which premieres at Venice Film Festival next month ahead of its November release, spans three days in Diana’s life in 1992 when her marriage to Charles has completely disintegrated amid rumours of affairs and a divorce.
In an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! In 2020, when the furore about her casting was still raging, Kristen discussed the challenges that came with portraying such an iconic figure.
She said: “It’s hard not to feel protective over her. She was so young. Everyone’s perspective is different, and there’s no way to get everything right; what is fact in relation to personal experience.”
The film’s director, Pablo Larrain who directed Natalie Portman in Jackie, previously talked to Deadline about what to expect from the film, saying: “[It will] examine the fraying of the relationship with her husband, and her ferocious love for her sons Prince William and Prince Harry.”
Poldark villain Jack Farthing plays Prince Charles opposite Kristen. Other stars include Sean Harris, Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins and Timothy Spall.