Kristen Stewart Could Win Her First Oscar For The Role Of Princess Diana
Kristen Stewart is best known for her portrayal of Bella Swan in the Twilight series. Over the years, the actress has made name for herself with hits such as Charlie’s Angels, Personal Shoppers, Happiest Seasons and many more.
Her latest release might be a potential Oscar win, the portrayal of Princess Diana in the upcoming biopic Spencer. Stewart has been hailed by critics as “impeccable” and “inspired” for her transformative performance as a luminous Lady Di, tracing three agonizing days in the reluctant royal’s life.
Spencer is a Pablo Larraín drama based on the life of Princess Diana and her decision to end her marriage to Prince Charles and leave the royal family. The early reviews have praised the actress’ performance and hinted that she could be in with a chance of not only getting her first Academy Award nomination but actually taking home the award for Best Actress at the ceremony.
Robbie Collin of The Daily Telegraph wrote: “Stewart – who will be instantly and justifiably awards-tipped for this – navigates this perilous terrain with total mastery, getting the voice and mannerisms just right”. Meanwhile, Joey Magidson of Awards Radar added: “Kristen Stewart deserves to win the Oscar for Best Actress, full stop. Disappearing into the role of Diana, there isn’t a moment in Spencer where you’re seeing Stewart. It’s only the Princess of Wales.”
Spencer is set to release in cinemas worldwide on November 5, 2021.
In early 2020, Larrain revealed the film. “We all grew up, at least I did in my generation, reading and understanding what a fairy tale is,” Larraín told Deadline. “Usually, the prince comes and finds the princess, invites her to become his wife and eventually she becomes queen. That is the fairy tale. When someone decides not to be the queen, and says, I’d rather go and be myself, it’s a big big decision, a fairy tale upside down. I’ve always been very surprised by that and thought it must have been very hard to do. That is the heart of the movie.”