Kristen Stewart is ready to essay yet another royal character, but this time it’s not a fictional one like Snow White. Stewart, 30, will be bringing Princess Diana to life on the silver screen in director Pablo Larrain’s drama “Spencer.”

As reported by Deadline, the Twilight actress will be reprising the character of the late royal in director Pablo Larraín's drama, which is all set to begin filming in early 2021. Reportedly, the shooting will take place over three days wherein in the 1990s, Princess Diana, while spending Christmas at Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham estate, made the decision to end her marriage to Prince Charles.

"Kristin is one of the great actors around today. To do this well, you need something very important in film, which is a mystery," Larrain said. "Kristin can be many things, and she can be very mysterious and very fragile an ultimately very strong as well, which is what we need. The combination of those elements made me think of her. The way she responded to the script and how she is approaching the character, it's very beautiful to see. I think she's going to do something stunning and intriguing at the same time. She is this force of nature."

Larrain is very excited for Kristen reprising the character on screen as he thinks that she is someone who “can hold such a weight, dramatic and narrative weight just with her eyes.”

As Larrain grew up in Chile, Princess Diana’s life story and her much-publicized relationship with Prince Charles wasn’t known to him when he was young. But when he did find out the story, he has “always been intrigued and fascinated by the Royal Family and how things are in that culture.”

"Diana is such a powerful icon, where millions and millions of people, not just women, but many people around the world felt empathy toward her in her life. We decided to get into a story about identity, and around how a woman decides somehow, not to be the queen. She's a woman who, in the journey of the movie, decides and realizes that she wants to be the woman she was before she met Charles,” he shared.

"It's about finding herself, about understanding that possibly the most important thing for her is to be well, and to be with herself and by herself," Larraín continued. "That’s why the movie is called Spencer, which is the family name she had before she met Charles."

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