Kristen Stewart thinks ‘everyone wants to win an Oscar.’
‘Everyone wants to win an Oscar, you know? I’m totally touched,’ she told Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue.
Happy to be nominated: Kristen Stewart is nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards for her portrayal of the late Princess Diana in Spencer and she was ‘totally touched’ to have made it onto the shortlist she told Vanity Fair; seen in November
The reel vs the real: Left, Kristen as Princess Diana in Spencer. Right, Princess Diana is seen in 1989 in Hong Kong
Pablo Larrain – who directed Kristen in the movie – always believed in her ability to perform at the top of her game, citing Gena Rowland’s performance in the 1974 John Cassavetes movie, A Woman Under The Influence as how he encouraged her to dig deep.
She told the magazine: ‘He was always like, “If you wanted it to be, it could be as good as A Woman Under the Influence!”‘
The Twilight star thinks ‘one of the most remarkable things’ about the Princess of Wales – who married Prince Charles in 1991, aged 19 – was that she had very few friends.
Her family: Seen in 1982: Diana, Princess of Wales holding her son Prince William with Charles, Prince of Wales (left), Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth II (left) and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother at Buckingham Palalce
Kristen said: ‘One of the remarkable things is that she was so friendless. I’m constantly going, “Where was your f****** homie?”‘
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During the press tour for the movie, Kristen shared about how ‘isolated and lonely’ Diana – who died in 1997, aged 37, in a car crash in Paris – was throughout her life.
She said: ‘She was born with the power to help other people. There are some people that are endowed with an undeniable, penetrating energy.
‘And all she wanted was to just have it back.’
Kristen added, ‘Ironically, she was the most unknowable person and somebody who really never wanted to be alone. Some people are good at it, some people hate it.
‘She wanted connection, she wanted people in her life and she was the most isolated human, at least over the imagining of these three days. We wanted that to come to a head.’
Her bestie in real life: The siren seen on the right with her fiancée Dylan Meyer on the left