Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana Biopic ‘Spencer’ Dazzles Venice, Earning Standing Ovation and Oscar Buzz

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Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana Biopic ‘Spencer’ Dazzles Venice, Earning Standing Ovation and Oscar Buzz
Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana? You better believe it.

Judging by the rapturous response at the premiere of “Spencer” at the Venice Film Festival on Friday afternoon, the 31-year-old actor has pulled off one of the most dazzling onscreen transformations of the year.

As the closing credits of the dramatic film, which bills itself as a “fable” based on true events, the Venice crowd hooted and cheered, showering Stewart with a three-minute standing ovation.

Stewart looked teary-eyed, as she hugged director Pablo Larraín.

In “Spencer,” Stewart plays Diana over the course of three days during a bruising Christmas holiday at the Sandringham Estate with the royal family.

The fall awards movie is sure to be the subject of countless think pieces and controversies, as it shows Diana teetering on the brink of a nervous breakdown. In the film, the Princess of Wales throws up after eating as she grapples with bulimia,
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