Us Weekly: Royals Won't Be Happy with Upcoming Biopic on Princess Diana & the Truths Revealed

A new biopic about the life of the late Princess Diana is brewing. It isn't certain how the film will be received, but experts anticipate a backlash from the Royal Family. 

Every film has the potential to be panned or praised by fans and critics alike. But biopics often have an added pressure with higher stakes. They portray real people, and with this comes real responsibility. 

"Spencer," a new biopic that will tell the story of Princess Diana through the lens of three days in her life, is no exception. And it's being projected that the Royal Family is not going to approve of the film. 

Diana Princess of Wales at a presidential dinner in November, 1988 in Paris, France. | Getty Images

Diana Princess of Wales at a presidential dinner in November, 1988 in Paris, France. | Getty Images

A ROYAL OPINION

Robert Johnson, a journalist who personally knew Diana Spencer, has recently gone on record predicting that the Royal Family will not approve of what they see in the biopic. He commented

"The royals won’t like [the biopic] at all.”

He noted that many factors could make or break the way the film is received, including how actor Kristen Stewart, who plays Spencer, manages to interpret the complex and delicate character. 

Lady Diana Spencer and Camilla Parker-Bowles at Ludlow Races supporting Prince Charles, circa 1980.| Express Newspapers/Archive Photos

Lady Diana Spencer and Camilla Parker-Bowles at Ludlow Races supporting Prince Charles, circa 1980.| Express Newspapers/Archive Photos

AN UNCANNY RESEMBLANCE

Now that the first picture of Stewart in character as Spencer is out, many believe that the costume and makeup department have gotten the resemblance right, as Stewart looks strikingly similar to her subject. 

This means that Prince William could be played by a Brit, or someone from another country. 

In the picture, Stewart wears a black hat with an elegant birdcage veil. She also dons a high-necked black blouse, embellished with a large bow. The look is tied together with what appears to be a thick red coat. 

Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer during their first public engagement together at a recital in London, 1981. | Getty Images

Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer during their first public engagement together at a recital in London, 1981. | Getty Images

TALKING THE TALK

But looks are just the beginning when it comes to nailing a historical figure in a biopic. Stewart needs to fully embody Spencer, getting her mannerisms and especially her accent down pat. Stewart admitted

"The accent is intimidating . . . because people know that voice, and it's so, so distinct and particular."

Stewart is taking the role seriously and is working hard at transforming herself into an authentic version of the titular character. Despite the challenge, she expressed her excitement regarding the unique part. 

Diana Princess Of Wales at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, 1981. | Getty Images

Diana Princess Of Wales at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, 1981. | Getty Images

ROYAL RUMORS 

Not too much is known about "Spencer," but after the casting call for Prince William's character was published, many began to speculate that the actor who'd portray him would not actually be British. 

But the producer, Paul Webster, has elaborated that the casting crew is not making British nationality a requirement for the role. This means that Prince William could be played by a Brit or someone from another country. 

Lady Diana Spencer as a 19-year-old at The Young England Kindergarden Nursery School in London, 1980. | Getty Images

Lady Diana Spencer as a 19-year-old at The Young England Kindergarden Nursery School in London, 1980. | Getty Images

To this day, the life and death of Princess Diana attract much conversation and debate. Despite her untimely passing, many around the world continue to keep her memory alive. 

This means the highly-anticipated "Spencer" will have not only the eyes of the Royal Family on it but an army of fans who take Diana's legacy very seriously. A release date is yet to be announced. 

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