LONDON: American actress Kristen Stewart premiered drama ‘Spencer’ on the London Film Festival on Thursday, saying she was excited to carry her portrayal of the late Princess Diana to British audiences.
The 31-year-old has gained rave evaluations for her efficiency within the film. Set over three days, it follows Diana as she reluctantly heads to Sandringham House for a Christmas gathering with the British royals as her marriage to Prince Charles crumbles.
Directed by Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain, “Spencer” first screened on the Venice Film Festival final month, with some critics touting Stewart, who rose to world fame in “The Twilight Saga” films, for a greatest actress Oscar nomination.
“I’m excited to bring it home … We came at this with such love. Even if everyone hated it, it kind of would be OK because we really did just put everything we had into it,” Stewart advised Reuters on the pink carpet.
“And we love her so much and just wanted to understand her … I hope everyone loves it as much as we love her.”
“Spencer” paints Diana as more and more remoted from members of the royal household and determined to free herself from stifling conventional guidelines. It additionally reveals her shut relationship together with her sons, Princes William and Harry.
“I was influenced by Pablo’s audacious confidence … he literally was just like ‘I think you definitely need to do this movie with me’,” mentioned Stewart, who can also be identified for “Seberg”, “Clouds of Sils Maria” and “Personal Shopper”.
“I couldn’t resist the temptation. She`s a real draw. I was drawn to her.”
The London Film Festival, which runs till Oct. 17, has seen a return to pink carpet premieres this yr following a primarily digital occasion final yr due to the COVID-19 pandemic.