Advertise

 
Saturday, January 5, 2013

Princess Diana Movie Was 'Very High Risk' Role For Naomi Watts

0 comments
Why did Naomi Watts agree to play Princess Diana in the new film "Diana"? According to the actress, because the project was going to happen whether she accepted the role or not

Calling the role "high, high, high risk," but also a "very, very important piece of our history," Watts told Peter Travers that the Princess Diana movie was like a fast-moving train she felt compelled to jump aboard.

"It was a story that was going to be told, and I just felt like she was a fascinating woman," Watts said. "It's delicate because her boys are still around, obviously. Very much so. But, like I said, it was going to be told. Maybe it was more recent than people [expected]."

Originally called "Caught in Flight," "Diana" focuses on Diana's long-time love affair with Dr. Hasnat Kahn (Naveen Andrews), the "love of her life." According to Variety, the film will show "how finding true personal happiness for the first time allowed [Princess Di] to evolve into a major international campaigner and humanitarian." Jessica Chastain was initially rumored for the role, but Watts took her place.

"The filmmakers came to me and it's a good script and it's very scary and I kind of wanted to say no but I couldn't," Watts said last year.

To play Diana, the actress dived into research materials headlong. "I read all the biographies. I looked at every piece of footage. I spent every single day, for weeks, listening to that Martin Bashir interview in my iPod," Watts told Travers. "I didn't want to get involved in a performance of mimicry, but I did want to be as exact as possible with the Bashir interview because everybody knows and remembers that well."

Whether or not Watts nailed the role won't be known until "Diana" hits theaters later this year, but co-star Andrews is already an avowed fan.

"I don't think anyone else could have done it," the former "Lost" star told the Press Association. "There's no one else."

Watch Watts and Travers discuss both "Diana" and "The Impossible" over at ABC.com. [Huffington]

Leave a Reply

Labels

Hollywood News Bahasa Indonesia Berita Indonesia review Academy Awards Argo Action Artist Lincoln The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Zero Dark Thirty Django Unchained Festival James Bond Les Misérable Life of Pi List Lord of the Rings Mandarin Nomination Oscar Award Skyfall South Korea The Amazing Spider-Man The Hunger Games Acha Septriasa After Earth All You Need Is Kill American Psycho Angelina Jolie Asia AusAID Australia Avatar BThe Raid Beast of the Southern Wild Ben Affleck Beyonce Bollywood Box Office Cinta dari Wamena Cloud Atlas Diana Dirty Harry Documentary Download Drama Elysium Emran Hasmi Espanyol FFI Fashion FilmDrunk Funny People Game of Thrones George Lucas Get Him to the Greek Golden Globes HDTV Hitchcock Hugh Jackman Hypotese Indiana Jones Jack Reacher Jay-Z Johnny Got His Gun Jouney To The West Kareena Kapoor Korean Kritik Lady Gaga Life is But a Dream Looper Mad Max Martin Sheen Men In Black 3 Naomi Watts New Releases Night Shyamalan Oblivion On the Road Oprah Winfrey Pacific Pacific Rim Papua Papua Barat Picture Poster Preview Promotheus Robopocalypse Samuel Jackson Sciece-Fiction Snow White and the Huntsman Star Trek Star Wars Stephen Chow Technology The Avenger The Crucible The Invisible War The Last Airbender The Matrix The Orchid Thief The Queen of Versailles The Undead Titanic Tom Cruise Trends Trivia Unbreakable Unbroken United Kingdom Watchmen Where The Wild Things Are Wyrmwood X-Men Your Sister’s Sister Zombieland Zoolander arc entertainment comedy
 
Batlax Cinema © 2011 XegaVega & Tim Batlax. Supported by Accom

Terima Kasih Atas Kunjungan Anda