Even though not everyone may like Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in the upcoming film Spencer, the actress herself revealed she believes she got the green light from the late royal.
"I felt like there were moments where I kind of got the sign-off," she told The Los Angeles Times, adding that she "felt some spooky, spiritual feelings" during filming — "even if I was just fantasizing." "It's scary to tell a story about someone who's not alive anymore and who already felt so invaded. I never wanted to feel like we were invading anything, just that we were kind of adding to the multiplicity of a beautiful thing."
The Twilight alum detailed that she felt like Diana — who died in a car accident in 1997 — was still present.
"She felt so alive to me when I was making this movie, even if it's all between the ears and it was just a fantasy of mine," she shared. "But there were moments where my body and mind would forget she was dead. And suddenly, I would just have an image of what happened. And remember who she left behind. And I was amazed by the renewed emotion. Every single time. Maybe two or three times a week, I would just fully break down about the fact that she had died. I just could not come to terms with it, because I was fighting to keep her alive every single day."
"It just destroyed me constantly," she continued. "And that itself felt spiritual ... there were times where I was like, 'Oh, God,' almost like she was, you know, trying to break through. It was weird. And amazing. I've never felt anything like it in my life."
The film, which will be released on November 5, will feature the late princess and her tumultuous relationship with Prince Charles.
"The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate," the description reads. "There's eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be profoundly different. SPENCER is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days."