King Kong star Naomi Watts, 43, is terrified about playing Diana, Princess Of Wales, in Oliver Hirschbiegel’s upcoming drama, Caught In Flight. The film will tell the story of the last two years of the late royal’s life before she died in a car crash in Paris, reported Contactmusic.
However, Watts says she had reservations about playing such a high-profile part and nearly refused the offer because of her fears. “She is a part of our history, an incredible woman and fascinating but suffered a tragic ending. The filmmakers came to me and it is a good script and it is very scary and I kind of wanted to say no but I couldn’t,” she says.
The film will go on the floors in the UK later this year, and Watts plans to research well for her role. “I just hope we make a good film and people can learn something new about her that is interesting. It is going to be a tough film, I’ll just try to do my best,” she says.