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Caught in Flight. Naomi Watts Takes on Princess Diana Role

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Before Kate captured the world with her fairy tale princess story, beautiful clothes, and engaging smile, another princess dominated the paparazzi scene.  Princess Diana was the most photographed woman in the world. An instant trend setter, she was a global name and remains an iconic figure ten years after her untimely death. Naomi Watts is currently filming a movie about Diana, working title Caught in Flight and slated to be released sometime in 2013.  See the films webpage here.

I am not a huge, huge fan of Watts, but no one will be perfect, and we have yet to see how she portrays Diana, although, I am not particularly hopeful.  After looking at these photos it is clearly a daunting task to play such a stunning woman, and draw the inevitable comparisons.

This is one of my favorite evening dresses from Diana, and a look she favored toward the end of her life.  She was always so tanned and fit and pulled it off remarkably.



Same designer--Versace-- but shorter and in blue, also a winner.  Watts is missing the golden glow of Diana's tan and hair. And those shiny stockings... :)



One of the last photos taken of the Princess is recreated:



The blue dress Kate is so often said to have copied:




They have also thrown in some new looks--if Diana wore these I haven't seen the photos. (Let me know if I missed something!)



I bet I will love it when it comes out, even if it isn't perfect.  The finest royal movie remains The Queen, starring the fabulous Helen Mirren, but I am excited for another film to join my royal collection.

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean! I will watch it even if it is mediocre, or worse.

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