In June 2020, it was announced that Kristen Stewart would take on her final role, appearing in a film called “Spencer”. The ‘Twilight’ actor has been cast as Princess Diana, according to Deadline, and will fully transform into the Princess of Wales for the long-awaited film directed by Pablo Larrain. ‘Kristen is one of today’s great actresses. To do it well, you need something very important in cinema, which is mystery. Kristen can be many things, and she can be very mysterious and very fragile and ultimately also very strong, which is what we need,” Larrain told Deadline at the time, adding that Stewart’s roles were ” so diverse, which is amazing. ”
“Spencer” premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September and received a “5-minute standing ovation,” according to Insider. Perhaps unsurprisingly, all eyes were on Stewart, who managed to fully transform into a standout version of Lady Di. The film, which tells the story of Diana’s decision to leave her marriage to Prince Charles, will hit theaters on November 5, but the reviews are already in. Read on to find out how critics are reacting to Stewart.
Kristen Stewart receives rave reviews for ‘Spencer’
When the first photos of Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana were posted online, many couldn’t even believe how beautiful she looked, according to E! New . However, looking like Diana and acting like Diana are two different things. Luckily, it looks like Stewart really had the chops to pull off both, and she’s getting rave reviews. ‘Kristen Stewart doesn’t just make an impression (though impression-wise she’s superb). She transforms; she changes her look, her rhythm, her karma,” reads a review from Variety.
The Hollywood Reporter had a similar take, congratulating Stewart on landing the role. “Stewart’s finely detailed work on accent and mannerisms is impeccable. The camera loves it, and it has rarely been more magnetic or more fragile and heartbreaking,” the outlet reported. Meanwhile, Deadline Pete Hammond also gave Stewart his endorsement. “I can’t say enough good things about Stewart’s performance, ranging from feeling like an incredibly well-told figure to a magnificent realization of the essence of who she was,” he wrote. .
Stewart’s name has already been mentioned in regards to the Oscars as well. “Spencer” is “truly the fulfillment of a tremendous promise she made and almost certainly her own which will earn her the first Oscar nomination of her career,” Scott Feinberg wrote for THR.