Who says work can not be fun ?! When you are an actress portraying the legendary Princess Diana, every day is a new day, and every experience is better than the previous one. This is at least how Kristen Stewart describes filming Spencer!
Recently while I was with Entertainment Weekly (EW), Stewart opened up about how to get ready as Princess Diana and the things that helped her mimic her look. She even revealed the process of filming and how it differs from the usual technique.
A breathtaking experience!
The Dusk actress started thanking the film’s hair team and said if it was not for them, she would not be able to get that wig right (yes, she used a wig in the movie!). When asked why she did not go with her natural hair, Stewart explained that it was nowhere near what the character required. Plus, if she had not used a wig, the shooting would have ended in much less time, which of course she did not want (*wink).
Referring to the shooting, she said it was as if it was sprinting. The team began filming in January 2021 and was completed within a few months. They worked so fast that they were able to achieve their goal of premiere the movie at the 78th Venice International Film Festival held on September 3, 2021. As for the theatrical release, fans will also not have to wait too long for it, as the movie will hit theaters on November 5, 2021.
Coming back to Stewart, she revealed that when fans watch the first 15 minutes of the movie, they will easily notice that it takes all the time. The 31-year-old added that she had taken Emma Corrin’s portrayal of Diana The crown as inspiration. She watched the full fourth season before signing up for filming. The Charlie’s Angel Star even praised Corrin, saying she did an amazing job by imitating Diana, and she loved watching her through the season.
Talk about Spencer’s director (Pablo Larraín), Stewart said he had his own way of doing things, and that initially scared her. She revealed at the end of each day, she had 30 minutes to choose an outfit, and in the meantime, Larraín picked a song in the room and was ready to go. He always said since they do not do everything chronologically as it happens in a biopic, they have the flexibility to tell the story like people have never heard or seen before.
All Stewart has to do is live the moment as Diana did and act accordingly. Even though other people in the room were fine with Larraín’s approach, Stewart was not sure at first. Since she’s a control freak, she always prefers to know everything in advance. However, when she followed Larraín’s method, it finally suited her, and she could feel the aura that Diana had.
So, will you be visiting theaters in November?
Now that you know how much effort has been put into making Spencer and tell Diana’s side of the story, are you going to watch the movie when it’s released?