Ex-Bodyguard to Princess Diana Reveals His Thoughts on Kristen Stewart’s Performance in ‘Spencer’


Kristin StewartHer star turn is receiving praise Princess DianaIn Spencer, and the critics aren’t the only ones loving her performance. Diana’s former bodyguard, Ken Wharfe, has spoken out about Stewart’s portrayal as the princess. 

Diana’s Bodyguard: Stewart’s Performance Is ‘Closest To Her’

“Out of all the people who have played Diana over the past 10 years, she’s the closest to her,” He told the story People. “She managed to perfect her mannerisms.”

Wharfe served as Diana’s bodyguard from 1989 to 1993, which means he was her bodyguard during the period the movie takes place: Christmas, 1991. The film takes a deeper look at Diana’s struggles as her marriage to Prince Charles imploded. 

“It was purgatory for her,”Wharfe said that the princess was his friend. “confined herself to spending time in the kitchen with the chef or with people like me, in the hope that time would while away, and she could get back to London.”

How accurate are you? ‘Spencer’?

While the movie’s story is based on real events, it is not an entirely accurate depiction of her time at the royal estate, Sandringham, that Christmas. With a disclaimer appearing on the screen, the movie immediately announces that it is not based in reality. “This is a fable from a true tragedy.”

Stewart herself has commented on what it was like to become Diana, saying that putting on a replica ofThe princess’ iconic wedding dress was particularly disturbing: “Putting that on was a spooky day.”

“Even though I play her as a speculatively 29, 30-year-old person, we still wanted to give a taste of the scope of her life,” the Twilight star shared. “Kind of touch on every part.”She is receiving a lot of critical acclaim and many are predicting an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Diana. 

Spencer isn’t the only piece of media depicting the popular princess. In addition to the ongoing storyline featuring her in Netflix’s The CrownThe streaming service also made available a recording of the Broadway production Diana: The Musical. Princess Diana still fascinates people 20 years later.

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