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LONDON – American actress Kristen Stewart premiered the drama “Spencer” at the London Film Festival on Thursday and said she was excited to bring her portrayal of the late Princess Diana to British audiences.
The 31-year-old actress has earned rave reviews for her performance in the film. Set in three days, it follows Diana as she reluctantly heads to Sandringham House for a Christmas gathering with British royalty as her marriage to Prince Charles falls apart.
Directed by Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín, “Spencer” was screened for the first time at the Venice Film Festival last month, and some critics endorsed Stewart, who rose to world fame in the “Twilight Saga” films. for an Oscar nomination for best actress.
“I’m excited to bring him home… We came to this with so much love. Even if everyone hated it, it would be fine because we really put everything we had into it, ”Stewart told Reuters on the red carpet.
“And we love her so much and we just wanted to understand her … I hope everyone loves him as much as we love her.”
“Spencer” paints Diana as increasingly isolated from members of the royal family and desperate to break free from stifling traditional rules. It also shows her close relationship with her sons, Princes William and Harry.
“I was influenced by Pablo’s bold confidence … he literally told me ‘I think you definitely need to make this movie with me,'” said Stewart, who is also known for “Seberg,” “Clouds of Sils Maria,” and “Personal Shopper.”
“I couldn’t resist the temptation. She is a real eye-catcher. It drew me to her. “
The London Film Festival, which runs through October 17, has returned to red carpet premieres this year following a mostly virtual event last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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