There’s been mostly positive reactions regarding Naomi Watts’ portrayal of Princess Diana in the recent trailers for the upcoming film Diana, but the actress says she almost didn’t even take the role at first. In fact — she turned it down…twice!
In a recent interview, the 44-year-old revealed that she was mostly worried about what the late Princess’ sons, Prince William and Prince Harry would think about the film. “I do care deeply about how the princes feel, of course,” she said. “I’m a mum of two boys.”
However, in the end, Naomi obviously did take the role, and she stars in the film due out this fall. “There was something very intriguing about this woman’s life,” she admitted. “It was extraordinary.”
The movie chronicles the last two years of Princess Diana’s life, up until her untimely death. Most of the storyline will focus on her relationship with heart surgeon, Dr. Hasnat Khan, and the media whirlwind that came with it. Check out the trailer in case you missed it: