With the recent birth of Prince George and the anniversary of the car accident that took her life coming soon, Princess Diana is once again at the tip of everyone’s tongues, and magazine covers, like this month’s issue of Vanity Fair:
Coming along just in time to capitalize on the renewed interest in the Princess of Wales is the movie Diana, starring Oscar nominee Naomi Watts. The movie covers the last two years of Diana’s life, when she fell in love with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan and was officially divorced from Prince Charles.
Playing a role as iconic as Princess Di is definitely a difficult task, but from the look of the trailer, she pulls it off quite nicely. Diana’s looks are almost impossible to recreate (no shade to Naomi), but she definitely has the mannerisms and the voice down pat. In fact, I haven’t seen an actor fit so easily into a biopic character since Michelle Williams played Marilyn Monroe a year or so back.
As a “fan” of the royal family, and especially Diana, I am definitely looking forward to this movie, and I think its safe to say that Naomi may get another shot at Mr. Oscar next year.
- ‘Diana’ Trailer: Naomi Watts Engages In A Royal Affair (moviesblog.mtv.com)