Princess Diana Remembered: Naomi Watts Brings the Royal to Life 15 Years After Her Death
Fifteen years ago on Aug. 31, the world tragically lost Britain’s beloved Princess Diana in a fatal car crash in a Paris tunnel.
And now, the Princess of Wales will be remembered on the big screen.
Naomi Watts is starring as the iconic royal in Diana, an Oliver Hirschbiegel-helmed biopic about the princess’ final two years of life.
Not only will the film highlight Diana’s divorce from Prince Charles, but it will chronicle her love affairs after leaving the royal.
After dating heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan for two years, Princess Di carried on an over-publicized relationship with Dodi al-Fayed (played by Cas Anvar), who died at her side — along with their driver, Henri Paul — in the August 31, 1997, accident.
And Watts is honored to play a part in remembering the woman who captured hearts all over the world.
“She is a part of our history,” the actress has said of Diana. “[She’s] an incredible woman and fascinating, but a tragic ending. The film-makers came to me and it’s a good script, and it’s very scary and I kind of wanted to say no, but I couldn’t.”
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