Hyderabad: On the last day of the Telluride Film Festival, Hollywood star Kristen Stewart spoke to the ‘Los Angeles Times’ about her upcoming film on Princess Diana, ‘Spencer’. The Pablo Larraín-directed drama centres around Princess Diana during the time she was looking to break free from her loveless marriage and suffocating life during a three-day Christmas weekend at the royal family’s country mansion.
In the film, Diana communes with the ghost of Anne Boleyn. Has Kristen experienced any paranormal encounters herself? “(Laughs) No. But I felt some spooky, spiritual feelings making this movie. Even if I was just fantasising. I felt like there were moments where I kind of got the sign-off,” shared Kristen.
She continued, “It’s scary to tell a story about someone who’s not alive anymore and who already felt so invaded. I never wanted to feel like we were invading anything, just that we were kind of adding to the multiplicity of a beautiful thing. Were there moments when you could actually feel Diana with you? Maybe that sounds too far out there… She felt so alive to me when I was making this movie, even if it’s all between the ears and it was just a fantasy of mine.”
There were moments where the ‘Twilight’ actor’s body and mind would forget Diana was dead. “And suddenly, I would just have an image of what happened. And remember who she left behind. And I was amazed by the renewed emotion. Every single time. Maybe two or three times a week, I would just fully break down about the fact that she had died. I just could not come to terms with it, because I was fighting to keep her alive every single day. And that itself felt spiritual,” she added.