Fans React to New Image of Kristen Stewart as Diana in Upcoming 'Spencer' Biopic
Fans made their feelings known after the first poster for the upcoming "Spencer" biopic was released on August 25. The poster was shared to announce the film's release date set for November 5.
The first look and released date of the upcoming historical movie, “Spencer,” has been released. The announcement was an iconic image of American actress Kristen Stewart who plays Princess Diana.
In the wake of the announcement, many fans have weighed in on the development. Many social media users gave their takes on the new art for the movie, sharing their mixed reactions.
DETAILS OF THE FIRST LOOK
American film operation company, Neon, posted the first glimpse on their official Twitter page. The post teased the release date of the highly anticipated biopic, which is set to be in the theaters by November 5 this year. The caption partly read:
"Every fairy tale ends. Kristen Stewart is Diana Spencer. A glimpse at Pablo Larraín's SPENCER."
That’s not her wedding dress…..— Democracy First (@VeroArtistBlue) August 25, 2021
It showed an image of Stewart crouched down in what is perceived to be a weeping position in an ivory evening ball dress, alluding to a Diana look. Her face turned away from the camera as she rocked Diana’s signature short blonde waves.
Larraín has shared that the storyline will not include Diana’s passing.
This is perhaps the most exquisite and captivating movie poster I've seen in my life.— Bored to Beth 🥱 (@BethAOstrander) August 25, 2021
As a person who used to buy and sell these for collectors, I'm wowed by this.
Kudos to the team who created it!
FANS REACTION TO THE FIRST LOOK
One person zeroed in on the spectacular dress in the cover art, noting that it was not Diana’s dress. A second person agreed, writing, "The fact she never wore a dress remotely like the one depicted immediately takes me out of the moment."
However, the fan added that the dress could depict one of Diana’s looks where she had rocked an ivory studded ball gown and her favorite royal jewelry, the lover’s knot.
That is really a beautiful photo that encapsulates the nuances of her life— Tegridy (@Mike06544298) August 25, 2021
A third fan was smitten by the artwork, calling it “the most exquisite and captivating movie poster I’ve seen.” Another admirer referred to the image as a beautiful photo that alluded to Diana’s life.
WHAT FANS ARE TO EXPECT IN "SPENCER"
The director Pablo Larraín cast Stewart in Diana’s role because, according to him, the “Twilight” star had the combination of being mysterious, fragile, and strong. Thus this character build-up made Stewart perfect for the role.
Every fairy tale ends.— NEON (@neonrated) August 25, 2021
Kristen Stewart is Diana Spencer.
A glimpse at Pablo Larraín's SPENCER.
In Theaters Nov. 5 pic.twitter.com/EmN1csiMKA
The movie is cast in a three-day royal setting that channels the 1991 Christmas holiday in Sandringham Palace. Just like the real-life occurrence, it was during the festive season that Diana filed for a divorce.
The drama unfolds through the movie’s progression, where Diana finally gets a divorce in 1996 after 15 years of marriage. Larraín noted that the storyline was of the woman who decided not to be the queen.
Kristen Stewart channels Princess Diana with aplomb in the emotional first trailer for #Spencer, Pablo Larraín’s upcoming drama about the beloved royal. https://t.co/R87yKg6y7v pic.twitter.com/KMAYamKAbK— Variety (@Variety) August 26, 2021
Larraín has shared that the storyline will not include Diana’s passing, as the plot is just set in three days concerning her divorce. He added that that small amount of time would provide a broad perspective of Diana’s legacy.
kristen stewart always understands the assignment pic.twitter.com/oRN3urspZh— Nora Dominick (@noradominick) August 26, 2021
Stewart was discovered when she was eight years old by a movie scout. Some of her acting credits include “The Safety of Objects,” “Panic Room,” and “Snowhite and the Huntsman.”