“Spencer,” directed by Pablo Larran, has premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and Kristen Stewart is already garnering praise for her depiction of Princess Diana.
When asked why Diana had “power over people’s imagination and emotions” during a press conference, Stewart responded she believes “it’s simply something she was born with.”
“There are certain people who have an unmistakable penetrating energy,” the actress went on to say. “I think the truly terrible thing about her is that she felt so alone and lonely, despite how normal and sort of casual and disarming her air is. She made everyone else feel accompanied and encouraged by this lovely light, and all she wanted was for it to return to her.”
Stewart also spoke about how Diana’s surroundings influenced her.
“She was anxious to expose some truth in a setting immersed in the energy of — you know, as an outsider, I can say the Brits typically have the stiff upper lip attitude — it’s the go-to generalization,” she explained. “And I believe that for her, I feel like the ground shakes and you don’t know what’s going to happen when I see images of her, even if it’s just a brief tiny video clip of her.”
“I just think we haven’t had that many of those people throughout history,” Stewart added. “The idea of someone desperate for connection and someone who can make other people feel so good while feeling so bad on the inside and being so generous with her energy — I just think we haven’t had that many of those people throughout history.” “She definitely stands out like a flaming house.”
The film “Spencer” will be released in theaters on November 5th.