Don’t worry, she won’t be… We don’t think.
InStyle UK spoke candidly with Naomi Watts this month about her decision to portray the People’s Princess in an upcoming film.
"More than twice I thought about not doing this. I said no before I said yes just because taking on that challenge is a massive one. There were weeks of deciding, and then I thought, ‘God, I don’t like the idea of anyone else playing that role’."
She even joked nervously about a possible backlash from viewers.
“I might go into hiding,” she laughed, “I might have to leave the country”. But even though this might be taking it too far, some hefty criticism can only be expected when portraying such a high profile figure.
"Of course, people are going to jump to say, ‘She’s not tall enough; she doesn’t have the nose, the look, the voice…’, all of those things. But once I got past that, I liked the idea of the challenge."
Naomi will appear as Lady Di in the much anticipated flick, Diana, which opens September 20 in the UK.
The movie depicts the last two years of Diana’s life. Lost actor, Naveen Andrews will also star as her lover, the heart surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan.
Check the full trailer out here for a glimpse into what can only promise to be a fascinating take on a fascinating woman.