Kristen Stewart continues to garner acclaim for her role in “Spencer” playing Princess Diana, so much so that many are expecting the actress to receive her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
The most recent praise comes from former royal bodyguard Ken Wharfe, who served as Princess Diana’s personal protection officer from 1989 to 1993.
“Out of all the people who have played Diana over the past 10 years, she’s the closest to her,” Wharfe said of Stewart in an interview with People magazine. “She managed to perfect her mannerisms.”
In “Spencer,” director Pablo Larrain’s vision focuses on Diana’s time during the Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England. It is during this period that she decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.
Wharfe was present during the real royal family’s Christmas holiday and told People that it “was purgatory for [Diana],” adding, “She confined herself to spending time in the kitchen with the chef or with people like me, in the hope that time would while away, and she could get back to London.”
Fans of the princess can expect an intimate, dramatic flick of similar character to that of 2016’s “Jackie,” the Jackie Kennedy biopic, which Larrain also directed.
“Spencer” is now playing in limited theaters.