Dressed in a stunning white gown in a style something Princess Diana herself might have worn, Naomi Watts, wowed the crowds at the world premiere of “Diana” at the Odeon Leicester Square on September 5, 2013 in London, England.
The 44-year-old Australian actress plays the title role of the late princess, who may have some day been the Queen of England as the wife of Prince Charles, the Duke of Edinburgh, heir to the British throne.
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel and based on the biographical book by Kate Snell, “Diana” looks at the last two years of Princess Diana, the “People’s Princess,” who “embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani Cardiologist Dr. Hasnat Khan,” played by British Indian actor Naveen Andrews.
The biography also stars Douglas Hodge as Paul Burrell, Geraldine James as Oonagh Toffolo and Cas Anvar as Dodi Fayed who was also in the car with Diana when she died and her last boyfriend if not true “love interest.”
Naomi was wearing an elegant ivory gown by Versace, Chopard jewelery, in particular diamond earrings that looked like peacock feathers, very appropriate with an Indian Subcontinent theme, black peeptoe pumps by Christian Louboutin and an Edie Parker bag.
Born into British nobility as Lady Diana Spencer, Diana also had Indian blood in her ancestry on her mother Frances Shand Kydd’s side.
A little bit of controversy for Naomi, who reportedly abandoned an interview with British radio host, Simon Mayo, last Tuesday, apparently upset by his line of questioning.
Mayo tweeted, “A first for me and @wittertainment as Naomi Watts walked out of an interview! She seemed a tad uncomfortable with the questions. Shame”
“The honest answer is I have no idea.You know my hectoring style is always a problem,” Simon told a fan who asked what he had asked that prompted her sudden withdrawal from the interview.
As a side note, some might argue that the Naveen Andrews may not have been the best choice to play Dr. Khan who is Pashtoon in ethnicity. Cas Anvar, on the other hand, looks a lot like Dodi Fayed.
Naomi Watts was a brilliant choice to play Princess Diana as she really does resemble her – be sure to see the poster of the film in my slideshow.