Naomi Watts is the People’s Princess in the ‘Diana’ Trailer

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It’s the classic story of boy meets girl, when the girl happens to be the most famous woman in the world. The full-length trailer for Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Diana is giving us a little more to work with than the teaser, showing Naomi Watts step into the role of the beloved Princess of Wales during the tumultuous time after her divorce from Prince Charles.

Rather than focusing on her time in the palace, the film will depict the princess as a single gal, navigating her first post-Charles love affair with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan (Lost’s Naveen Andrews) as the media scrutinizes her every move. And if the soaring, inspirational score is any indication, we are supposed to feel very bad about this happening and quite frankly ashamed that we didn’t let her be a normal (yet still inspirational) woman in love. How dare us?

Melodrama aside, the film looks like it pays close attention to real-life details, even enacting a sequence that morphs into a tabloid shot. How cool is that? And let’s be honest, everyone loves Princess Diana. You have that commemorative Beanie Baby with a tag protector sitting on a shelf somewhere. It will be interesting to see a film that (hopefully) shows a side of her life outside the castle walls.

See the trailer for yourself here:

Diana is in theaters October 10th.

In childhood, Samantha had a Mary Katherine Gallagher-esque flair for the dramatic, as well as the same penchant for Lifetime original movies. And while she can still quote the entire monologue from A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story, her tastes in film have luckily changed. During an interview, director Tommy Wiseau once called her a “good reporter, but not that intimidating if we’re being honest.” She once lived in Chinatown and told her neighbor Jake to “forget it” so many times that he threatened to stop talking to her.

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