Naomi’s Princess Diana is the real deal… the exclusive first look of the film everyone will want to see
The royal princes William and Harry have had all but one significant scene of them cut out of Diana, a new film about their late mother’s torrid romance with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
The princes, played by actors Laurence Belcher (William) and Harry Holland (Harry), are shown briefly with Diana, played by Naomi Watts.
She hugs them, ushers them onto a waiting helicopter bound for Balmoral, and says she’ll see them in five weeks’ time.
The poignancy of the moment becomes apparent later, when you realise that will be the last time they see her.
Director Oliver Hirschbiegel explained that other shots featuring the princes were dropped ‘because it never felt right to have them in the film’.
‘Everyone knew she was a brilliant mother and loved her boys to death,’ he said.
Both he and producers Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae insisted footage of the princes — including an imagined scene of a game of cricket involving the boys, Diana and Hasnat — was removed for artistic reasons, not because of any outside pressure.
I am the first critic in the world to have seen a version of the film (it’s still being finished), and can reveal that Diana, the movie, is first and foremost a love story, about an extraordinary woman in an extraordinary situation, who falls for a man with no social pretensions, renowned heart surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan.
Naomi started filming her new movie Saint Vincent de Van Nuys in New York last week, and she did so in a bold fashion! Naomi plays a Russian prostitute in the movie, and as we can see in the photos of her first day on set, she is sporting a fake baby bump. This is Naomi as we’ve never seen her before, and it looks to be a great role for her – I’m already excited for the film!
Photos from Naomi’s first day on set are now in the Gallery, and pics from other days filming will be added soon ….
Chopard the official jeweler for “Diana” starring Naomi Watts
Hollywood’s favorite bling ring Chopard is the official jeweler on the film “Diana,” opening in September and starring Naomi Watts.
The Swiss jeweler’s connections in cinema run deep.
In addition to sponsoring the Cannes Film Festival, Chopard has been involved in a slew of feature films including “Midnight in Paris,” “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” and “Nine.” But this project was a particular challenge, according to press materials, in terms of capturing the late Princess of Wales’ extraordinary taste level.
Caroline Scheufele, Chopard co-president and artistic director, worked closely with Julian Day, the film’s costume designer, to select watches, jewelry and bags featured in the film, including several items from the jeweler’s popular Happy Diamonds Collection.
Among the most iconic pieces re-created for the film are Diana’s signature earrings made from oval sapphires set with diamonds, which matched her famous engagement ring. There’s also a triple-strand necklace made up of 92 diamonds, and a necklace set with pear and cushion cut diamonds.
The Chopard store also gets a cameo in the film, if the film stills that have been released are to be believed, with Diana (Watts) caught by a paparazzi photographer leaving the store with shopping bags in hand.
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Here is a batch of photos from Naomi’s latest public appearances – she was out and about a bit in New York last month. First up was Stella McCartney’s Spring 2014 Collection Presentation, at which Naomi wore one of the designer’s staple jumpsuits, and posed with other celebs including Kate Bosworth, Cameron Diaz and Amy Poehler. The following day Naomi was pretty in pink at the Summer Party On The Highline, accesorising her See by Chloe shirtdress with Bruno Magli sandals and a Coach bag. She was again snapped with other celebs, this time including Anna Kendrick, Connie Britton and Katie Holmes. Naomi and Liev supported the Tropfest New York event together later in the month. And finally, the couple attended the premiere of Liev’s new TV series Ray Donovan last week. Naomi vamped it up in a black leather dress by Alexander McQueen, and she looked amazing! She completed her look with Sergio Rossi ‘Oblo’ heels and a Proenza Schouler ‘Lunch’ clutch.
Photos from all 4 events can be seen in the Gallery:
The first teaser trailer for Diana has been released today!
Hello Naomi fans! Sorry for the shortage of updates here recently – real life has become busy, and as wonderful as Naomi is, she’s had to take a back seat for a while. This may continue for a while, but be sure I will update as often as I can.
I have now caught up with adding photos from all the events Naomi has attended in the past couple of months. Read through this post for a rundown of those appearances…
Naomi and Liev looked cool and casual at a benefit event for Stuart House, a program to support sexually abused children:
Naomi mingled with fellow Aussie actress Abbie Cornish and a variety of stylists at THR’s Stylists Luncheon. Naomi’s stylist, Jeanann Williams, dressed her in a blue and white floral print dress by Erdem, with nude Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ pumps and a nude Valentino ‘Rockstud’ clutch. Read more about the Stylists issue here.
Naomi, Matt Dillon and director Laurie Collyer premiered their new movie Sunlight Jr. at the Tribeca Film Festival. Naomi wore a patterned Alexander McQueen dress with Monique Péan earrings. More on this premiere and movie coming soon!
Naomi made the Children’s Museum of Art Spring Benefit a family affair, taking her kids, sister-in-law and niece to the event in New York City! See the cute family photos below!
Diana was screened privately at the recent Cannes Film Festival to attract buyers, and Naomi was in town to help promote the movie. She attended a gala event hosted by Swiss watch company IWC Schaffhausen, and looked so beautiful in a black floral tea-length dress by Dolce & Gabbana, with earrings from Aurélie Bidermann. I love this look on her! More on Diana coming soon.
Naomi sported a Burberry top and skirt with Proenza Schouler heels for last weeks Up2U’s Inaugural Gala in New York City. Naomi posed with Sienna Miller on the red carpet. Up2Us is an organisation aiming to tackle the problems facing youth today through an increased involvement in sport. Read more about them in the event press release further down this post, and on their official website.
• Up2Us Inaugural Gala x43
The Hollywood Reporter recently dedicated an issue to the most powerful stylists in Hollywood. Naomi and her stylist (and sister-in-law – Ben’s wife) Jeanann Williams were featured. Interesting trivia: Jeanann had only been a stylist for 7 months before Naomi hired her.
THR Ranks Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Stylists
This story first appeared in the March 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
At this year’s Oscars, a couple of darts stole the little gold man’s thunder. Anne Hathaway’s last-minute wardrobe swap to a pink satin Prada dress that accentuated certain points of her anatomy made her arrival the most-tweeted moment on the red carpet (#LesNipplerables) and got more attention in the days to follow than her supporting actress win. Despite this misstep, stylist Rachel Zoe (No. 3 on THR’s Power Stylist List) landed a win with her other Oscar client, best actress winner Jennifer Lawrence, whose intricate Dior Haute Couture gown wowed viewers (and caused a near face-plant as Lawrence walked up to the stage, though she recovered charmingly).