Princess Primer: 5 Things You Should Know About the Diana Biopic

November 1, 2013 7:05 PM

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Princess Primer: 5 Things You Should Know About the Diana Biopic

1) The Princess Diaries: The script by Stephen Jeffreys is largely based on Kate Snell's book Diana: Her Last Love, which details the unseen moments of Diana's romance with Khan. In addition to Snell's book, the filmmakers consulted multiple biographical sources (including Sarah Bradford's Diana), poured through news archives, and interviewed those who knew Diana well. Director Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall, which spawned that ubiquitous Hitler meme) also had access to a trove of Diana's personal letters, revealing her thoughts and feelings about her royally difficult situation.

2) Royal Makeover: A two-time Oscar nominee, Watts says she prepared more for the Diana role than for any character she's played. As she prepped, she began wearing Diana-like clothes and even donning her perfume. To master Diana's voice, the actress trained daily with a dialect coach for six weeks b...

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