We finally have been given a glimpse of Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, and we could have sworn it was an image of The Crown's Emma Corrin under that mournful veil.
As it would appear, Principal photography has begun on director Pablo Larrain’s film Spencer, which focuses on one weekend over the Christmas period with the Royal Family when Diana decides to leave her marriage. With production finally beginning for a late 2021 release, a snippet of the actress dressed in the most luxurious coat we've seen since the inauguration - which happens to be an archival piece from the CHANEL Fall-Winter 1988/89 Ready-to-Wear collection - peering wistfully out a window has caused a huge stir on the internet this morning.
It's no wonder why! She looks uncanny and polished in a way that is far from her last role in Happiest Season. There is an eerily lonely energy to the image Neon posted via Twitter, which feels apt given the implied circumstances. “December 1991: The Prince and Princess of Wales’ marriage has long since grown cold. Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at Sandringham Estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. This year, things will be a whole lot different.” a synopsis in a press release reads.
The film is written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, and filming will reportedly take place in Germany and the U.K.
“‘Spencer is a dive inside an emotional imagining of who Diana was at a pivotal turning point in her life,” said Stewart on the film. “It is a physical assertion of the sum of her parts, which starts with her given name: Spencer. It is a harrowing effort for her to return to herself, as Diana strives to hold onto what the name Spencer means to her.”
Considering production looks to only just be unveiling, there are no trailers as yet, but we're looking forward to an update later into the year.