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Naomi Watts Is Having Trouble Answering for Her Princess Diana Movie

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When you take on a role of someone as iconic as Princess Diana, there is bound to be a lot of talk surrounding it. There’ll be criticism, hard-hitting questions, etc. I don’t think Naomi Watts is stupid enough not to have realised this, but she doesn’t seem to be doing well with facing the tough stuff, as she walked out on an interview about the film this week on BBC radio DJ Simon Mayo‘s show because she didn’t like the questions.

Well… right, then. Simon talked about the incident on his 5 Live show on Friday with Mark Kermone, saying (via DS):

“I think it’s fair to say that Naomi sounded quite cautious and defensive through most of the interview,” he said. “They wanted to do the interview with the director (Oliver Hirschbiegel) present, in case I asked any crazy questions about how Diana died.

“There was no intention and no point in asking those questions, because the film’s not about that. So we gave that insurance, and she does the interview on her own, and I think she was a little bit nervous about that.”

“But I’ve looked at the transcript and we’ve gone through the interview, and there isn’t a single question that I think anyone will say, ‘Ooh, there you go you see, that was unfortunate, you shouldn’t have asked that’,” he added.

“She becomes unhappy, she turns to her people and she wants to stop. She’s drawing fingers across her throat, she wants out. About a minute and a half short of the ten-minute allocation, she says, ‘Oh, we’re being told to wind up, we’re being told to stop’, which she wasn’t.

“But she wanted to stop the interview, which of course she’s entirely entitled to do, and so she left.”

They’re still going to air what did take place of the interview on Friday, September 13th, apparently. Listen, I get that it’s a really tough position to be in because you don’t want to offend the royal family or get yourself into too many sticky situations. However, if you don’t have the balls to be honest and discuss your work, then you probably shouldn’t do it. I don’t know what questions this guy was asking and I’m not familiar with his show in particular, but unless it was something wildly inappropriate – which the BBC would have quashed anyway – then it’s all on Naomi. She needs to buck up, and soon.

Scotland Yard Reexamining Princess Diana’s Death

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Princess Diana died in a car crash in 1997, and ever since, people have been donning their conspiracy caps and saying who really killed Diana and why the official investigation wasn’t enough for them.

Well, maybe this will please them. British police are reexamining Princess Diana’s Death. Why? Oh, I don’t know, but isn’t it SUSPICIOUS that Naomi Watts is coming out with a PRINCESS DIANA MOVIE???!! WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!!!

From USA Today:

British media and the Associated Press reported that Scotland Yard is examining the “relevance and credibility” of newly received information relating to the deaths of Diana and her companion, Dodi Fayed, who also was killed, along with their driver, in a car crash in a Paris traffic tunnel on Aug. 31, 1997.

What information could they have that has not already been examined by the French police, the British police and by a British coroner’s inquiry? The Yard is not saying.

Its statement said only that the assessment will be carried out by officers from its specialist crime and operations unit.

If you want to learn more about the case and Diana’s life, then don’t watch this trailer for the upcoming film, because it offers nothing.

Anyone want to share their own Princess Diana death theories? I’d love to hear ‘em! (Not sarcasm, swear.)

Naomi Watts Was Nervous About Playing Princess Diana

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I still think this whole project is bad news bears, but whatever, it’s happening, so we all just have to embrace it. Naomi Watts is playing Princess Diana in a new biopic and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. In any case, it’s not like Naomi just jumped into it without a second thought. Turns out, she was rather nervous about getting Diana “very right”.

From Total Film:

“I was very nervous about the accent.

“She had a very distinct voice – she came from aristocracy so she was quite posh, but there was a warmth there, too. Her accent wasn’t too ‘fruity’.

“She also had this thing where the bottom half of her face didn’t move that much.”

LOL, I don’t think I’ve ever heard the expression “fruity accent” before, but I like it. It’s not that I mind Naomi as an actress, per se, just that Diana is such a beloved figure and also a controversial one, in certain ways (certain stupid ways, that is). I haven’t read the script or seen the film, but I hope they’ve done her justice.