This year will see the release of the film Spencer and according to royal author Robert Jobson, The Firm will be uncomfortable about it.
Starring Twilight star Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, it focuses on a “pivotal” weekend at the queen’s Sandringham Estate in the early 1990s when the People’s Princess realised her marriage to Prince Charles wasn’t working.
“I knew her [Diana] as a person,” Jobson, who has written multiple books about the royal, told Us Weekly. “The royal family won’t like revisiting this event but it’s inevitable it would come out.
He acknowledges images released so far of the 30-year-old actress in character look “uncannily like Diana”.
“I think what’s more important is the authenticity of the portrayal, and we'll have to see how that develops,” he says. “But my understanding is it’s going to be a good script and it's going to be a good premise, although it might not necessarily have actually happened in exactly the way they're saying.”
During an interview last year, Kristen admitted she’s well aware of the pressure that comes with playing one of the world’s best-loved royals, saying the accent alone is “intimidating as all hell, but I’m working on it”.
She also revealed she’d read two-and-a-half biographies, calling the plight of Diana “one of the saddest stories to exist ever”.
“I don’t want to just play Diana – I want to know her implicitly. I haven’t been this excited about playing a part in so long.”
Directed by Pablo Larraín (who directed Natalie Portman in 2016’s Jackie) and written by British screenwriter Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things and Locke), it also stars Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins and Sean Harris.
SOURCES: DAILYMAIL.CO.UK, CINEMABLEND.COM, USWEEKLY.COM