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Kristen Stewart’s New ‘Spencer’ Poster Shows Her Tapping Into Princess Diana’s Pain

Very few people will forget the memorable turn of phrase the archbishop officiating Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s ceremony used to describe their wedding day.

“Here is the stuff of which fairy tales are made — the prince and princess on their wedding day.” But as we all know, that storybook wedding that took place in 1981 had a tragic, heart-breaking end. And now, the first poster for Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, foreshadows the final chapter in that ill-fated fairy tale.

Neon released the latest poster for Spencer today, as the film debuts first-look footage and a teaser at CinemaCon this week. The poster looks more like a startling portrait of Stewart’s take on Princess Diana in her most vulnerable state; her back is towards the audience, she’s practically swallowed up by an opulent, angelic, strapless white gown, and her posture and body language suggest she is sobbing. It’s an eerie poster that foreshadows one of the darker chapters in Princess Diana’s life.

“Spencer is a dive inside an emotional imagining of who Diana was at a pivotal turning point in her life,” Stewart, 31, said at the time. “It is a physical assertion of the sum of her parts, which starts with her given name; Spencer. It is a harrowing effort for her to return to herself, as Diana strives to hold onto what the name Spencer means to her.”

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