Kristen Stewart has been cast as Princess Diana in an upcoming film about her breakup with Prince Charles and people are deeply divided on the issue.
While some people scoffed at Stewart's acting ability and questioned why an American actor was chosen for the role, others have welcomed the choice as making "perfect sense".
With Stewart in the leading role, Spencer will relive the weekend in the late 1990s when Princess Diana realised her marriage to Prince Charles had to come to an end.
Director Pablo Larraín is best known for his 2016 film Jackie, an unconventional biopic of Jacqueline Kennedy that won an Oscar.
He explained why he was excited to work with Stewart, whom he described as "one of the great actors around today".
Kristen can be many things, and she can be very mysterious and very fragile and ultimately very strong as well. I think she’s going to do something stunning and intriguing at the same time. She is this force of nature.
Stewart is best known for her role as Bella Swan in the Twilight films, but has since grown a cult following for her critically acclaimed performances in indie movies like Still Alice and Clouds of Sils Maria.
She has also been hailed a 'queer icon' for speaking publicly about her bisexuality.
But some people still don't think Stewart is right to play Princess Diana. And despite being the first American to win the prestigious César Award for acting (and it not being 2008 any more) she's yet to fully shake the stigma of starring in Twilight.
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