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Naomi Watts Played No Funny Games In Learning To Perform Princess Diana’s Voice For Diana

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Naomi Watts may have Princess Diana’s blond hair and blue eyes, but the actress knew there was a key component she’d have to nail to get her titular performance in the biopic, Diana, just right:

The voice!

The actress, who grew up in Britain, as Diana did, said recently:

"I was very nervous about the accent…. She had a very distinct voice - she came from aristocracy so she was quite posh, but there was a warmth there, too. Her accent wasn't too 'fruity'.”

Naomi became obsessed with perfecting the nuances of Diana’s lilt and mannerisms, particularly studying the infamous Panorama interview on BBC two years before Diana's death where she opened up about her life in and after Buckingham Palace.

Says Naomi:

"I watched it pretty much every day during make-up; I went running with it playing in my iPod.”

And that’s how you become an Oscar-nominated actress, kiddoes:

BE PREPARED!!!

Also: EXERCISE! LOLz!!!

We can’t WAIT to see Naomi’s hard work on the big screen!

[Images via BauerGriffinOnline and WENN.]

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One comment to “Naomi Watts Played No Funny Games In Learning To Perform Princess Diana’s Voice For Diana



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    my heart just breaks i loved diana so much nothing compares to her althou naomi is a amazing actress