The Twilight star was probably the last name you thought would play the iconic People’s Princess. Kristen Stewart mostly plays grim and wild roles, and stepping into the shoes of the late Princess Diana seemed out of her genre. But the actor’s fabulous performance convinced the critics that she was the right choice. She recently shared how her experiences under the spotlight helped her relate to Princess Diana’s predicament. Kristen Stewart is set to star in the upcoming Spencer as the eternally charming and lovable Princess Diana. The movie depicts the crucial three days of the Princess’ life when she decided to leave Princes Charles, something not easily acceptable in the Royal Family. The audience can expect a focus on the characters’ emotional turmoil than on the historical events, unlike The Crown.
The Not-So-Green Side of Fame
During an interview for the movie, Stewart discussed how the fame from Twilight had suddenly thrown her into the grips of paparazzi. She, and her relationship with Robert Pattinson, were constantly snapped, watched, and became the topic of gossip everywhere. The unwanted paparazzi crowding her all the time made it difficult for her to breathe freely. That phase left a significant impact on her mind and future decisions. It compelled her to consciously stay away from the tabloids, keep a low profile, and refrain from using social media.
The actor said:
“I know what it’s like to feel backed into a corner. I know what it’s like to feel defiance, and then kind of regretful of that, because then suddenly, you are being defined as rebellious. You have no idea how many times people will go, ‘So you don’t give a fuck, huh?’ Are you kidding? Is that really the impression? Because it’s the opposite of that. It’s so desperately the opposite. It’s a convoluted idea, but I definitely understand what it feels like to want human connection and actually, ironically, feel distanced by the amount that’s thrust at you.”