It’s not easy to play someone else, especially if the character is that of a globally beloved legend. Look at the mess Lindsay Lohan was in Liz & Dick!
The film encompasses the last two years of Princess Diana's life: her campaign against land mines, relationship with surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan and her death.
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, the cast of the film includes, Naveen Andrews and Douglas Hodge along with Naomi.
The film is said to prove a cover-up by the "establishment" over the death of Princess Diana and as such has caused outrage in sections of the British press.
Portraying such a fascinating and enigmatic woman must not have been easy for Naomi, even though she is a brilliant actress. However, she has done her best into filling the late princess’ shoes. Yes, her dressing and styling has helped but the way she has portrayed the Diana’s stance and body language, is amazing. One can almost see Lady Diana in her!
Naomi has prepared well, she says, "I read all the biographies. I looked at every piece of footage. I spent every single day, for weeks, listening to that Martin Bashir interviewin my iPod,” "I didn't want to get involved in a performance of mimicry, but I did want to be as exact as possible with the Bashir interview because everybody knows and remembers that well."
The film is scheduled for a release in September 2013. How the role really comes out to be and how she has really acted in the movie comes out will only be apparent with time.
At the moment, here’s the trailer: