Kristen portrays the late Princess Diana in Spencer (Picture: Rex/Getty)
Kristen Stewart has insisted her new film about Princess Diana comes from ‘a genuinely careful and considerate place’.
The Twilight star, 31, takes on the role of the Princess Of Wales in the eagerly anticipated movie Spencer, which was unveiled in the UK with a premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on Thursday night.
The film, directed by the Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain, follows Diana as she braces herself to face the royal family over the festive period. It is set over three days at Christmas at Sandringham after her marriage has collapsed.
Arriving at the film’s premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, Stewart said she was mindful that it did not exploit the legacy of the late princess.
‘People have taken from her for a long time,’ Kristen said at the premiere. ‘I think she was a generous person, that’s what I feel from her.
‘Our first step into this always was with love and admiration, and if we didn’t love her we wouldn’t have made the movie.
Kristen said love and admiration went into the project (Picture: Rex)
Spencer follows Princess Diana over three days after her marriage to Prince Charles collapsed (Picture: Getty)
‘So, it comes from a genuinely careful and considerate place, and we’re lucky to have had the opportunity.’
Kristen added to PA that she wanted to inject moments of joy into her portrayal of Diana.
‘The only way to do this correctly, which wasn’t actually ultimately the goal, would be to feel her light,’ she continued.
Spencer is released in UK cinemas next month (Picture: Rex)
‘I think my biggest takeaway was even when she feels at her lowest moments, and she feels sort of at odds with the world that she’s interacting with, there still is something kind of exploding out the centre of it.
‘And without that, you wouldn’t have been true to her.’
The star admitted it was ‘a little nerve-racking’ to unveil the film in Diana’s native London but shared: ‘I hope everyone’s happy with it… I hope she’s watching.’
Spencer will be released in UK cinemas on November 5.