FIRST LOOK: NAOMI WATTS AS DIANA
Australian actor Naomi Watts bears an uncanny resemblance to the late Princess Diana in a biopic about the royal’s life.
Caught in Flight follows Diana’s life during the two years until her tragic death in 1997, reports gawker.com.
The movie, by Downfall director Oliver Hirschbiegel, focuses on Diana’s relationship with British-Pakistani heart and lung surgeon Dr. Hasnat Kahn.
The UK’s Daily Mail reports that Watts is the double of the doe-eyed Princess: “With immaculately coiffured blonde hair and a stylish colour coordinated outfit, she bears an uncanny likeness to the woman she is portraying.”
“She is a part of our history, an incredible woman and fascinating but a tragic ending,” Watts has said of the role.
“The film-makers came to me and it’s a good script and it’s very scary and I kind of wanted to say ‘no’ but I couldn’t.”
The Aussie actor moved to London’s Kensington to prepare for the role and was said to have visited Diana’s favourite places – such as The Harbour Club and Beauchamp Place - to get into character.