Naomi Watts nervous of movie reaction

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 December 2012
Naomi Watts as Princess Diana

Naomi Watts as Princess Diana

'Diana' star Naomi Watts is "nervous" about how Britain will react to the film because Princess Diana was such an icon

Naomi Watts is "nervous" about how Britain will react to her new film.

The 44-year-old actress portrays late royal Diana, Princess of Wales, in forthcoming biopic 'Diana' and she is nervous about the reaction of more than just the princess' sons Prince William and Prince Harry because she was so iconic and everyone can remember hearing of her death in a Paris car crash in August 1997.

She said: "I am not just nervous about how Diana's sons Prince William and Prince Harry will feel about this film, I am also concerned about how the whole country could react because we all have such strong, emotional memories of her death.

"I remember it vividly - I was in Canada working and my then-boyfriend and I had had dinner with Rob Lowe and his wife. We went back to their apartment and sat transfixed, watching the news together.

"When they finally revealed that Diana had died I remember shrieking, letting out this almost guttural moan. It was so shocking, such a tragedy."

Naomi thinks Diana must have had a lonely life because she was always under scrutiny unless she "closeted herself" away.

She added to You magazine: "Nobody I can think of - past or present - has had to deal with the kind of intrusion that [she] had to live with. There was never a private moment for her, ever, unless she closeted herself in her home, and that must have been incredibly lonely."


  • 1 star
  • 2013
  • UK/France/Belgium/Sweden/Mozambique
  • 1h 53min
  • U
  • Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel
  • Cast: Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Cas Anvar
  • UK release: 20 September 2013

Biopic delving into the last two years of the late Princess of Wales' life, an emotional insight into her divorce with Prince Charles and relationships with heart surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan and Dodi Fayed.

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