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Naomi Watts hopes Diana movie doesn't offend
Nov 16, 2012, 12:02 GMT
Naomi Watts as Diana
Naomi Watts 'hopes' Britain's Prince William and Prince Harry are 'okay' with her portraying their late mother in a new film.
The Oscar-nominated actress is portraying the late Princess Diana in biographical movie 'Diana', and she admits she was concerned about taking on the iconic part, and would like to think those related to her will not be offended by it.
She said: 'I was afraid of the comparison that comes with playing any iconic figure - and because of her memory, we're fond of her memory.
'And the way she died ... Is it going to open it all up again? We're certainly not trying to upset the boys, though they're men now. I hope they're okay with it.'
Naomi - who has starred in films ranging from 'King Kong' to '21 Grams' - admits joining the Oliver Hirschbiegel-directed was a risk, but she felt the story of Diana, who died in a car crash in 1997, was an important one to tell.
She added to the Daily Mail newspaper: 'I did struggle with the idea of doing it. It's definitely risky.
But having said that, it's a story that had to be told. It's a piece of history. We do like to look back on big stories, though it's a little fresher, perhaps, than a film about Henry VIII.'
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