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Casting Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana sent the internet into a rage - but the more I thought about it, the more it made sense

Ciara O'Connor



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MISCAST? Kristen Stewart will play Princess Di in a new movie. Who’ll play the boys?

MISCAST? Kristen Stewart will play Princess Di in a new movie. Who’ll play the boys?

MISCAST? Kristen Stewart will play Princess Di in a new movie. Who’ll play the boys?

It's been difficult for truly mundane, pointless celebrity content to break through in the past few weeks - trending names have generally been those who have engaged (or not engaged) with Black Lives Matter, as the protests against systemic racism continue worldwide.

Really, there was only ever one woman who could make people drop everything just to think about her - and that's Princess Diana.

And so the news that arch-millennial Kristen Stewart had been cast as the people's princess in a new film managed to capture vast swathes of the internet when it was announced last Thursday. Diana was best known for her sparkling charisma; Kristen Stewart is mostly known for looking absolutely miserable and/or furious.