Actress Naomi Watts channels her inner royal princess as she films scenes for “Diana” at a community center in Hemel, England this afternoon.
The upcoming film focuses on the last two years of Diana’s life before her death and focus on her relationship with Dr Khan, who is being portrayed by Lost star Naveen Andrews, and her last romance with Dodi Al Fayed.
Dr Khan confirmed in his testimonial at the inquest into her death that they ended their nearly two year romance in June 1997.
The following month, she began seeing Dodi and accepted his invitation to join him on holiday in the South of France.
Watts has said she is ‘terrified’ of playing such an icon on film.
The movie from German director Oliver Hirschbiegel was originally called Caught In Flight, before being changed to simply Diana.
Last month, Watts and the cast recreated the last few hours of the Princess’s life as Trieste, North East Italy doubled for Paris.
The Oscar-nominated actress has said of her controversial new role: ‘She is a part of our history, an incredible woman and fascinating but a tragic ending.
‘The film-makers came to me and it’s a good script and it’s very scary and I kind of wanted to say “no” but I couldn’t.’
Miss Watts moved to London’s Kensington to prepare for the role and was said to have visited Diana’s favourite places -such as The Harbour Club and Beauchamp Place – as part of the preparations to get into character.
Wearing a black blazer and beige trousers, just like Diana wore on the last evening of her life, Naomi filmed scenes getting into a black car in Trieste’s Piazza dell’Unita d’Italia.
I don’t know how I feel about Naomi Watts playing Princess Diana. With that said, I can’t imagine ANYONE playing Princess Diana. I’m not sure why this is, maybe it’s too early for a Princess Di movie? Maybe it’s because no one can really portray her accurately?
To this day I remember exactly where I was when I heard news that she had died. For whatever reason – those who remember her – were affected by her.
I understand why Naomi says she’s nervous to play the late Princess. Can you imagine how hard that would be?
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Posted Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 at 10:10am
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