Sophie Turner, not Kristen Stewart, should play Princess Diana in 'Spencer', demand fans

Fans demanded a British actress like Sophie Turner to be cast as Princess Diana


                            Sophie Turner, not Kristen Stewart, should play Princess Diana in 'Spencer', demand fans
Sophie Turner, Princess Diana and Kristen Stewart (Getty Images)

Ever since the news of filmmaker Pablo Larrain's decision to cast Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in his upcoming film, 'Spencer', has been made public, fans have had some strong reactions about the casting choice. Many fans have taken to their social media to express their displeasure and dissatisfaction with the casting choice. Although the Larrain seems convinced that Stewart is a perfect choice, fans don't seem to share the same opinion.

Although fans admit that Stewart is a great actress, they just feel that the actress might not be able to do justice to the role of people's princess. Many fans have taken to Twitter to suggest their dream casting choice to play the role of Princess Diana. Interestingly, fans seemed to be keen on having 'Game of Thrones' star Sophia Turner play the role of the iconic princess. Fans explained their choice by pointing out how Turner would be able to do justice to the role as she is British, unlike Stewart. 

A fan tweeted, "Kristen Stewart is alright, but not as Princess Diana. Should've went with a British actress instead like Sophie Turner." Another fan wrote, "I agree that kristen stewart is not right for the role of princess diana but she’s still a talented actress and it’s sad to see people ripping her to shreds I put forth sophie turner, freya mavor, and jodie comer bc I believe the actress should be from the british isles and 5’8+."

"I’m so pressed about Kristen being chosen to play Princess Diana. A non British playing a British, makes no sense. Sophie Turner, Emma Watson, Emily Blunt, Emilia Clarke, Jodie Comer and Imogen Poots were robbed," expressed a fan. 

Fans have expressed their interest to see Turner play Princess Diana even before the movie, 'Spencer', was announced. Turner was a fan-favorite pick for playing the role of Princess Diana in popular series, 'The Crown'. Unfortunately, Turner never got the role and instead, Emma Corrin was cast in the coveted role. 

In an interview, Larrain explained why he zeroed in on Stewart for the role of one of the most iconic figures in British royalty. He said, "Kristen is one of the great actors around today. To do this well, you need something very important in the film, which is a mystery. Kristen can be many things, and she can be very mysterious and very fragile and ultimately very strong as well, which is what we need. The combination of those elements made me think of her. The way she responded to the script and how she is approaching the character, it’s very beautiful to see. I think she’s going to do something stunning and intriguing at the same time. She is this force of nature."

"I’ve seen movies from Kristen that are so diverse it’s incredible, showing different layers and her diversity and strength as an actress. We’re very happy to have her, she’s very committed. As a filmmaker, when you have someone who can hold such a weight, dramatic and narrative weight just with her eyes, then you have the strong lead who can deliver what we are looking for," he added.