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Naomi Watts: 'I Felt Diana's Presence'

Naomi Watts: 'I Felt Diana's Presence'

Naomi Watts flashes a smile while arriving on set of her latest film St. Vincent de Van Nuys on Monday afternoon (August 19) in New York City.

The 44-year-old actress was joined in the scene by her co-star Bill Murray.

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Naomi recently revealed she felt Princess Diana gave her permission to play her in Diana from beyond the grave.

“There were definitely moments when I felt Diana‘s presence – I dreamed about her a lot, too, and that’s a first,” Naomi expressed (via The Guardian) “I kept wondering to myself: ‘Would she have liked it?’ So I found myself constantly asking for her permission to carry on. I had saturated myself with Diana and her life and I felt this enormous responsibility of playing this iconic woman. It felt like I was spending a lot of time with her. There was one particular moment when I felt her permission was granted. That won’t sound right in print, I know.”

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  • alliana

    Naomi is a very good actress, but she is no Princess Diana. She lacks the charisma Diana so effortlessly brought to all. And I sincerely doubt Diana would have wanted such a private part of her life made public. Supposedly Hasnat Khan was the love of Diana’s life. She was fiercely protective of that relationship. So I doubt very much she gave Naomi a psychic go ahead.

  • Sky

    For the movie, yes.

  • Mia

    J’aime énormément Naomi mais la voir en princesse Diana ???

    non … elle fait trop vieille …

    Diana avait un visage éclatant … et lumineux …

    celui de naomi est beaucoup trop sombre …

  • denise

    @alliana: #2

    Supposedly Hasnat Khan was the love of Diana’s life.

    She apparently wasn’t the love of his life, he kicked her to the curb.

  • Hasnat Khan

    Alliana yes HE kicked her to the curb…was not interested in her life style
    Of horing her relationship. Having him in the backseat of the car covered
    By a blanket for the midnight boing sections.. Love of her life was Dodi
    And if the director used Dodi Instead it would of been better! They had a life together .. Apartment in Parjs , their own (Diana and Dodi) not some hidden under a blanket relationship.. Their relationship was out in the open! Staying at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Paris before going their home
    apartment.. So sick of hearing about this fake!

  • annie

    i hate my life. she was shooting OUTSIDE my house and i missed it cuz i was SLEEPING.

    i did catch Murray though, for what its worth :/

  • BluRunner

    I saw the pictures of the accident that killed Diana. Other people said the dead Diana had a halo over her head. But it was just the steering wheel of the Mrecedes.

  • gordon mann

    Diana’s presence? Plllleeeeaaaseee! Unless you mean vacuous …