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Kristen Stewart Gets Candid About Criticism & Playing Princess Diana in 'Spencer'

Kristen Stewart Gets Candid About Criticism & Playing Princess Diana in 'Spencer'

Kristen Stewart is opening up.

The 31-year-old actress got candid about her upcoming film Spencer and her career in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

Here’s what she had to say…

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On taking on the role of Princess Diana in Spencer: “I knew even before I read the script. I was like, ‘You’re not going to say no to this, because who would you be in that case?’ I absolutely would have felt like such a coward. Especially given that I’m such an outsider. I’m not from the U.K., I don’t have any particular investment in the royal family. So I was kind of this really clean slate, and then could absorb her in a way that actually felt very instinctive, you know?”

On her impression: “There was something just in absorbing her completely over the last six months leading up to this. I knew that I had hit some kind of elemental energy. If people have a lot to say about it not being a perfect impression, that’s so okay with me.”

On critical reactions to Spencer: “You want to win, we’re all animals. Artists want to engage with the world and have larger conversations. Even though it doesn’t seem like I’m somebody who wants to be extremely famous, I still want this conversation to be expansive….I used to be really intentionally the opposite of precious in terms of choosing projects. For a minute there I was like, ‘I’ll do f—ing anything!’ And honestly, it was a good place to be for a minute. But I think now I’m going to be a little more careful. I think I have a better nose for what’s going to be fruitful for me personally, as an experience, if not necessarily what’s going to thrive out in the world.”

For more from Kristen Stewart, head to EW.com.

If you haven’t yet, check out the full trailer for Spencer.

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