Naomi Watts Recreates Princess Diana's Fatal Paris Car Crash (PHOTOS)

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"She is a part of our history, an incredible woman and fascinating but a tragic ending,” Naomi Watts said of portraying the late Princess Diana in the upcoming biopic, Caught in Flight.

After weeks of filming, Watts finally reenacted that tragic ending.

Dressed in a Lady Di-like black blazer and white trousers, the Oscar-winning actress shot the last night of the princess' life — the fateful final hours of August 31, 1997, when she and beau Dodi Al-Fayed were killed in a car crash in Paris after being chased by paparazzi.

Watts could almost be mistaken for Prince Charles’ late ex-wife as she shot scenes on the Trieste, Italy, set.

Filming at night outside The Palazzo Stratti building — which will double in the film as The Ritz in Paris — Watts and her costars are mobbed by media and photographers as they try to flee the scene.

On that tragic night, the Princess of Wales exited the Ritz — bodyguard and boyfriend by her side — in an effort to escape the press, security footage of which was aired around the world. As her Mercedes sped though the streets of Paris, paparazzi on motorbikes stayed on their tracks. Just a few minutes later, the car had collided into a pillar in Place De L'Alma tunnel, fatally injuring the royal, Dodi and their driver Henri Paul.

While on location in Croatia, Watts stunned in a royal-blue ballgown as she remade the princess' visit to the Chang Institute Down Under in Australia, where Diana famously visited for a dinner dance the year before her untimely death.

Caught in Flight, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, is due in cinemas in February 2013.

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  • Cath Morgan
    Cath Morgan

    Want to know what happens when Diana survives the car crash? Search Amazon for "Princess Diana The Day She Didn't Die" a novel which is getting some great reviews and no doubt the next big film after this one.

  • Monina Palmer
    Monina Palmer

    She is a great actress and does not need an Oscar, actresses like Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon need it to prove that they can act. Tiny

  • Richard Walker
    Richard Walker

    Naomi Watts is NOT an Oscar-winning actress. Dumbass.