Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:45:00 GMT | By PTI

Princes might get upset with my Diana role: Watts

British-Australian actress Naomi Watts talks about her upcoming biopic 'Diana', based on the life of late Princess of Wales


Princes might get upset with my Diana role: Watts (© Getty Images)

London: Naomi Watts is concerned that her onscreen portrayal of royal Princess Diana will upset her sons, Princes William and Harry.

The 'Impossible' actress, who plays the late Princess of Wales in new biopic 'Diana' and went to extremes to perfect the beloved royal's look and mannerisms, said she fears that her efforts might not be enough to win over her sons, reported Contactmusic.

"The biggest reason that made me pause was how the princes were going to be feel about this. There was actually quite an eerie moment in London when I did see Prince William in a restaurant, and I got very nervous, because if I caught his eye I didn't want to interpret a look and think he had a negative feeling about this idea, so I made sure not to look.

"I do care deeply about how the princes feel, of course. I am a mum of two boys. But it was a story that was bound to be told at some point, and it's possibly fresher than people expected," she said.

Watts, 44, initially turned down the role twice, but was too intrigued to say no a third time.

"I was a little bit torn, but once I'd said no, I wasn't completely at peace. Sometimes when you say no, you feel free, but it just wasn't the case.

"There was something very intriguing about this woman's life. It was extraordinary. She always lived a privileged life, but there was nothing ordinary about the construct she moved into. I liked the idea that there was this fame - no one at that level can really survive it, I think," she added.

'Diana' will hit cinemas in November.

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