Kristen Stewart is set to star as the iconic figure of Princess Diana in Pablo Larraín’s new project Spencer alongside Jack Farthing as Prince Charles. The star-studded cast also includes the likes of Sally Hawkins, Richard Sammel and Timothy Spall among others.
Although Spencer was initially supposed to come out in 2022 in remembrance of the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s tragic demise, the release has been pushed up. According to the latest reports, Spencer is scheduled for a premiere at the Venice Film Festival next month as well as the Toronto International Film Festival before being available at theatres from November 5.
In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel who described Princess Diana as “one of the most beloved figures in the history of the world,” Stewart revealed what she felt about the historical icon as well. She said: “I feel sort of the same way about her. It happened really quickly. I didn’t grow up with her maybe in the same way. I was really young when she passed away.”
She also furnished further details about the production, claiming that the new film does a fantastic job at capturing the atmospheric elements of that time period: “[Spencer] takes place over three days, and it’s this really poetic, internal imagining of what that might have felt like, rather than giving new information.”
“She means a lot to me,” Stewart maintains, “But it’s all relatively new because I’m from LA and I didn’t grow up in England. Before this, she was not something that was at the forefront of my mind, because I lived so far away from it all.
“Now, I can’t stop thinking about her. I often wonder what she’d think about what’s going on in the world right now. To be honest, I’ve now consumed pretty much all there is to consume in terms of videos and interviews. I’ve watched everything that you could hear or see. I even go to sleep with it on.”