The official full-length trailer for Kristen Stewart’s new drama Spencer dropped today. A teaser trailer had been released earlier last month, but this is the first full trailer demonstrating the trials and tribulations of Diana Spencer. Spencer revolves around Princess Diana and her decision to divorce herself from Prince Charles as well as the lifestyle she had come to know.
With Netflix’s The Crown winning several Emmys and gaining notoriety for another depiction of Diana’s courtship with Charles, this topic is certainly popular. The Crown depicts Diana played by Elizabeth Debicki in her youth when she first meets Charles. The Spencer trailer shows Princess Diana well into her marriage and becoming disillusioned with the royal family.
Kristen Stewart As Diana Spencer
Spencer takes place during three days of the holiday season at the Queen’s Sandringham estate. The trailer opens with the Queen, recognizable as she is walking with her corgis. She comments that since Diana has not arrived at the estate yet, that she is late.
Princess Diana eventually arrives but is struggling with inner demons. Diana was notoriously free-willed and was not accepted by the Queen during her marriage to Charles. She was independent but was also suffering from Prince Charles’s infidelities. The trailer goes on to display how Diana battles with two sides of herself. Her true self and how she presents herself to the public. Even her children notice how sad she has become.
Kristen Stewart shows a startling transformation as Diana Spencer. Although she has received criticism in the past for projects such as Twilight, Stewart always has excelled in independent features. Most recently she has proven herself in independent horror films such as Personal Shopper and Underwater. Spencer looks as though it will be another shining achievement for the actress.
Spencer also has the pedigree of being directed by Pablo Larrain. He has been celebrated for directing Natalie Portman in Jackie, another female-led period piece. Spencer is set to premiere in theaters on November 5.