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Naomi Watts recreates Princess Diana's Angolan minefield visit
Oct 19, 2012, 15:02 GMT
Naomi Watts has recreated Princess Diana's visit to an Angolan minefield.
The Kent-born actress has spent the summer filming memorable moments from the beloved royal's life as part of new biopic, 'Diana', and recently tackled the Angola scene - which is considered one of Diana's bravest moments.
Naomi was spotted walking across the field in a flak jacket and ballistic helmet - just like the princess had done 15 years ago - before stopping to pose with a young landmine victim, known as Sandra Tigica, who had lost a leg.
All the while the star was in the blue Red Cross blouse that Diana had worn on her trip to draw international attention to the danger of landmines in 1997.
The photocall in Angola, taken just seven months before her death, is thought to be the reason behind the ban on anti-personnel landmines known as the Ottawa Treaty - drafted and signed the following December after her death.
In the film, Naomi will portray the last two years of Diana's life before she died, exploring her relationship with Dr Khan (Naveen Andrews) and romance with Dodi Al Fayed.
The film - which will be directed by German director Oliver Hirschbiegel - was initially titled 'Caught In Flight' before being renamed 'Diana'.
Naomi has admitted she is nervous about her controversial role, saying: 'She is a part of our history, an incredible woman and fascinating but a tragic ending.
'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.'
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