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Kristen Stewart teases plot of ‘poetic’ Diana biopic: 'It's hard not to feel protective over her'

In another interview, the Happiest Season star has also weighed in on straight actors playing gay

2020-11-27

Kristen Stewart has teased her biopic of Princess Diana in a new interview.

The Happiest Season star will play the late Royal icon in the upcoming Spencer.

Princess Diana is also portrayed on the recently-dropped fourth season of The Crown, played by Emma Corrin.

"She was so young"

Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live, K-Stew 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 star added: "[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."

Princess Diana died in a car crash in 1997. She was a mother to sons Prince William and Prince Harry, her kids with ex-husband Prince Charles.

Kristen's interview coincides with her new movie Happiest Season arriving on Hulu. The star has recently described the flick as a "gay Christmas movie" and as such "a huge exhale."

"I think it’s such a gray area"

She also discussed the debate of straight actors playing gay in a recent interview with Variety, saying: "I think about this all the time. Being somebody who has had so much access to work, I’ve just lived with such a creative abundance. You know, a young white girl who was straight and only really was gay later and is, like, skinny — do you know what I’m saying? I so acknowledge that I’ve just gotten to work.

"I would never want to tell a story that really should be told by somebody who’s lived that experience. Having said that, it’s a slippery slope conversation because that means I could never play another straight character if I’m going to hold everyone to the letter of this particular law. I think it’s such a grey area."

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