Look, I’m not going to lie. When it was first revealed Kristen Stewart would be playing the beloved late Princess Diana in a biopic about her time with the royals, I was skeptical and dismissive! There! I said it! I’m so brave!
But, after watching the first full trailer for Spencer that was released today, I might have no choice but to eat my words.
The trailer shows Stewart playing the graceful princess, and managing her personal life with the facade she had to keep up for both the Royal Family and the press. Frankly, she looks very distressed and upset the entire trailer – a look Stewart has routinely pulled off very well, to be fair. Her eyes look constantly on the verge of tears, and knowing how this story ends, I’ll probably be the same from the opening credits onwards.
And, not to start rumours, but she also poses the question: “will they kill me?”
Watch the trailer for Spencer, and marvel at how surprisingly well LA-born Stewart nails Diana’s accent, below.
The film, proving to be a film festival favourite all year, is directed by Pablo Larraín and also stars Timothy Spall and Sally Hawkins. It’s set to hit Australian cinemas on January 26th, 2022 – two months after America gets it so be primed for any information you’d rather not see.
It should come as no surprise that Stewart’s name has already been thrown into the Oscar race. I mean: British film? Check. Biopic? Check. Historical biopic? Check. A psychological drama of a tortured woman? Check check check.
I pride myself on my Oscar predictions, with the exception of whatever the fuck went wrong last year, and I’m willing to put money I don’t have that 2022 could see K-Stew nominated for her very first Academy Award.
It would probably go very nicely next to her ‘Worst Actress’ award given at the 2013 Razzies.