Naomi Watts Talks Turning Down "Diana" Role Twice

Naomi Watts Talks Turning Down

It can be daunting to play a figure so close to the hearts of millions, which is why Naomi Watts turned down the role of Princess Diana twice before agreeing to star in the biopic.

Speaking about the decision, the “Diana” star told the UK”s Sunday Times, “I was a bit torn. I do care deeply about how the princes feels, of course. I am a mum of two boys.”

Still anxious after boarding the project, the 44-year-old actress shared, “There was actually quite an eerie moment in London when I did see Prince William in a restaurant, and I got very nervous, because if I caught his eye, I didn”t want to interpret a look and think he had a negative feeling about this idea, so I made sure not to look.”

On Monday (August 26), Entertainment One announced that “Diana” will get a limited nationwide release on November 1st with expansion to follow in the coming weeks.