First Look: Naomi Watts Surfaces As Princess Diana In The Biopic ‘Caught In Flight’


Naomi Watts has been cast as the late Princess Diana in an upcoming biopic film titled Caught In Flight and before now, I really never thought that Naomi resembled Diana enough for the role. Today, new photos of Naomi on set in character as Diana have been released and I find myself shocked at how much like Di she looks. Check out the photos below and see for yourself. Judging by these first photos, Naomi Watts has seemingly transformed herself into Diana, the People’s Princess.

She had a wardrobe which was the envy of woman across the globe with rows upon rows of glamorous ball gowns as well as short and sexy frocks. And if Naomi Watts is still feeling apprehensive about playing the late Princess Diana, at least she has a fabulous collection of dresses to play with for the next few months. The Kent-born actress was snapped filming more scenes for Caught In Flight, a film about the last two years of the tragic royal’s life before her death in 1997. And she looked uncannily like the People’s Princess as she stepped out of a car in a long silver gown that showed off her slender figure, just like Diana’s. Naomi’s hair was coiffured to perfection as she filmed a scene showing her arriving at a red carpet event. She teamed the dress with black shoes and matching clutch bag with a string of diamonds round her neck, perfectly capturing the Princess’s sense of style. And in between filming, which was taking place in Croatia, she was sheltered from the sun underneath a huge umbrella. Last week, Naomi was snapped filming scenes in London and bore an uncanny likeness to Diana in a black suit. The film is thought to focus on her relationship with heart surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan and also looks at her time with Dodi Fayed, who she was with at the time she died. The movie will include her death, aged 36, in a car in a Paris tunnel in 1997 with Dodi … The Oscar-nominated actress has said of her controversial new role: ‘She is a part of our history, an incredible woman and fascinating but a tragic ending. ‘The film-makers came to me and it’s a good script and it’s very scary and I kind of wanted to say “no” but I couldn’t.’ Miss Watts moved to London’s Kensington to prepare for the role and was said to have visited Diana’s favourite places -such as The Harbour Club and Beauchamp Place – as part of the preparations to get into character. Her co-star Naveen Andrews, who plays Dr Hasnat Khan in the film recently, suggested Miss Watts is the only actress able to play the princess. The Lost actor said: ‘I don’t think anyone else could have done it – there’s no one else.’

I am absolutely stunned by these photos. Yes, you can see subtle differences between Diana and Naomi in character but the similarities are scarily precise. As I said, I honestly had little interest in this film when I first heard it was going into production but I’m a believer now. Naomi Watts is an excellent actress, I’ve always know this. But her ability to look almost exactly like Princess Diana is really impressive. I can’t wait to see more. The photos are really great but now I really want to see video of her performance as Di … don’t you?

[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]

  • Joanna

    I first saw these pics on the People website and I had to do a triple take. I seriously thought that was Princess Diana. Sadly, I had to remind myself that she is still dead :( Naomi Watts looks fantastic. I hope her acting is as impressive as her ability to transform into the late princess.

    • Alex

      Agree 100%. Complete doppelganger.
      I think she will be amazing in this part!

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  • It’s the hair! With that hair, Naomi looks so like Diana! I hope that she can capture the quiet elegance that Diana had. I’m intrigued!*

  • Ben@pr

    The hair needs improvement. It must be flawless like she used to be in every public appearance throughout her life and I don’t see it here. I hope her performance will be good.

  • Megan

    Wow phenominal!

  • Davide

    I love Naomi Watts, but don’t think that she looks at all like Princess Diana. The hair is all wrong. That hair looks more like Camilla’s!

  • JCZ

    I clicked on this before looking properly at the thumbnail image before realising it WAS Naomi Watts and not an old photo of Di.

    Wow! I think she could pull it off, she is a terrific actress. It may perhaps turn out to be an Iron Lady – not a great film, but great performance.

    Off-topic: Not that I want to see her featured on this blog, have you heard of this new track Lady Gaga performed in Australia called Princess Die. She is just disgusting in her quest for controversy and attention.

  • meme

    no. just no. what happened to naomi’s marilyn monroe movie? down the crapper i presume.