Bonnie Soper Talks Playing Princess Diana In Lifetime's 'Harry & Meghan' Movie
From Ferndale to Buckingham Palace, Bonnie Soper is stepping into the role of Princess Diana for Lifetime's 'Harry & Meghan' movie.
ICYMI, the former Shortland Street star took to Instagram to confirm her involvement in the flick back in February, writing: "Words can’t describe."
Now, she's opening up about what it was like to portray the beloved royal, which she says was a "pretty amazing experience".
"It's just such as beautiful love story and I really enjoyed reading the script," she told Stuff.
"I get sort of instinctive about some things and I felt really positive about this because I really enjoyed the process of preparing for the audition."
"I didn't pay attention to the whole Royal scene – I was a little southern girl. However, I do very much recall seeing her in the magazines and seeing this woman hounded by the press," she revealed.
"I remember being very interesting by her. Then of course, with the accident, I remember being shocked like the rest of the world and feeling sad, so sad."
Would they fool you for the real @RoyalFamily? Bonnie Soper and Maggie Sullivun were cast as Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II in the Lifetime Feature Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance! https://t.co/UlQtrYBBhb pic.twitter.com/in6KSqzOzy
— Lifetime (@lifetimetv) February 16, 2018
"This was very much a whirlwind because it had to be completed in time for the wedding," she continued.
"But it made me thankful for my training in New Zealand because that enabled me to feel confident in this situation."
"It has just been a beautiful experience to play someone so complex," she added.
"Obviously the story is more about Harry and Meghan, but it has given me a little taste [of working in America] and I want more."
Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance will premiere on Sky TV's Vibe channel May 19.
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