KRISTEN Stewart looks unrecognisable as she transforms into Princess Diana for the new film, Spencer.
A first look teaser trailer and movie poster shows the Twilight star, 31, transforming into Diana for the upcoming biopic.
Spencer – Diana’s maiden name – centres on three days around 1992 and takes place at the royal family’s Sandringham Estate, where they usually spend the festive season.
Over Christmas Eve, Christmas, and Boxing Day, Diana realises that her marriage to Prince Charles has unravelled and revaluates the direction her life has taken.
The trailer opens with royal staff busily preparing the Estate for the arrival of the monarchs, including laying out Diana’s outfits, complete with tags for which occasion to wear them
It cuts to chefs preparing an immaculate feast for the Royal Family who are spotted for the first time from a distance at a long dining table.
Kristen as Diana is then shown in a jarring scene where a staff member is knocking on the bathroom door, where a visibly upset princess has been taking refuge.
“Ma’am they’re waiting for you,” the staff is heard saying through the door, as a frazzled Diana looks at her reflection in the mirror.
The trailer then cuts to Diana walking to dinner in a glamorous ivory strapless gown.
A series of sharp edits show the family posing for a Christmas photograph and other scenes including Diana dancing, looking upset and standing outside the Estate in the cold.
Prince Charles played by Jack Farthing is introduced in the trailer in a closeup shot, presumably snarling at an upset Diana.
The trailer ends with a woman played by Sally Hawkins comforting Diana as they sit in the marshes.
It’s the first time Diana speaks in the trailer, and it’s clear her dialect coach as earned their salary as Kristen pulls off a near-perfect royal accent.
“They know everything,” the woman Stewart replies: “They don’t.”
Many fans thought that the highly anticipated movie would be delayed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic but the countdown is officially on.
Directed by Pablo Larraín, the movie will not show the Princess’s tragic death in 1997, it will portray Diana’s struggling marriage.
The story will also show her tough decision to leave the royal family for good.
The film focuses on Diana’s own self-discovery and the strength she found in difficult times.
Along with the movie poster released the day before the teaser trailer, Spencer’s production company, Neon, announced the film will be released in theatres this November.
“Every fairy tale ends. Kristen Stewart is Diana Spencer. A glimpse at Pablo Larraín’s SPENCER. In Theaters Nov. 5,” the company said in a tweet alongside the poster.
It was revealed in the summer of 2020 that Twilight star Kristen Stewart would be portraying Diana in the upcoming biopic.
However, the casting was met with fury as many fans felt the role should go to a British actress.
In an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kristen discussed the challenges that came with portraying such an iconic figure.
She said: “It’s hard not to feel protective over her. She was so young.
“Everyone’s perspective is different, and there’s no way to get everything right, what is fact in relation to personal experience.”