All day long, we’ve been staring at the new poster for Spencer and wondering what it is that makes us love it so much. And we’ve figured it out. The photo makes us feel emotion. It is just so striking and conveys so much.
And that’s not easy to do.
Some will say that it is because we love Kristen Stewart, and that wouldn’t be a lie. But it is not just because of that. It’s because we have always known that she’s a powerful actress and that she doesn’t get the recognition that she deserves.
But she does deserve it.
She deserves all of the accolades.
Sure, she hasn’t always picked roles that would give those to her. But what she has done is made sure that she has made roles that grew her as an actress. She’s made sure that she’s taken on roles that have been different, that have showcased her in different ways, and that she knew would make an impact.
And with her latest role, Spencer, she is definitely looking to make an impact.
At Cinemacon, insiders got a first look at the film. EW describes the shown scene as, “a nearly unrecognizable Stewart and Farthing square off over a pool table in what is presumably a billiards room on the royal estate. The two, who are separated by the length of the table with a series of perfectly cued all-red balls between them, are immediately at odds and arguing about one of their sons shooting with the family. At one point, she barely contains her anger by banging on the pool table in rage. It’s quickly clear that the real issue is not the shooting, but various untruths and resentments between the couple. Charles confronts her about everything from wandering the grounds alone, to how she opens curtains, and possible infidelities are implied. But, at the heart of his issues with her, is her apparent lack of desire to conform to royal standards.”
And with that and the release of the poster, the internet erupted. Everyone started talking about a name that they should never forget.
And the internet had reactions. A lot of them.
THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE SEEN IT
I just saw the teaser trailer for #Spencer & a 5 minute clip from the film. Based on the footage, it looks like Kristen Stewart will be getting an Oscar nomination for her performance as Diana. I’m feeling very confident that this is going to be #KristenStewart’s big moment. pic.twitter.com/TeOfP3gXm1— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) August 25, 2021
My full write up of the #Spencer footage is coming momentarily but let me just say: WOW. Cannot wait to see the rest. Kristen Stewart nails it.— Lauren Huff (@_LaurenHuff) August 25, 2021
THE PEOPLE WHO SEE THE AWARDS COMING
The response today to a single *poster* for #Spencer was stunning. I get the sense that the critical community is just ITCHING to award Kristen Stewart, and if she develops too strong a lead in the Best Actress race for any other contender to surpass, that Oscar may be hers too. pic.twitter.com/zh7m8YM4qH— Zach Gilbert (@zachbgilbert) August 25, 2021
THE POSITIVE COMMENTS
“Kristen Stewart accent here is pitch-perfect as the Princess of Wales.” – DEADLINE— |Kristen| (@bellaxkristen) August 25, 2021
Kristen as Diana Spencer in #Spencer directed by Pablo Larrain ✨ pic.twitter.com/G7jk2vnZVU
THE UNDERSTANDING THAT WE’RE HERE FOR IT
All of it.#Spencer pic.twitter.com/T5comKjcrZ— Clayton Davis (@ByClaytonDavis) August 25, 2021
THE RECOGNITION OF THE IMAGE
As far as movie posters go, this is an incredibly powerful image #spencer #PrincessOfWales #PrincessDiana https://t.co/pgPs8jcrag— 💛👱🏼♀️🌼 Hannah 🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@HannahsRoyalTea) August 25, 2021
I have officially lost my mind! 🤯 Wish I was one of the lucky ones to have seen footage of #Spencer today at #CinemaCon. Major Oscar buzz for my girl #KristenStewart. 🙌🏼👑 Hopefully she finally gets the recognition she deserves. The Nov 5th release date can’t come soon enough! pic.twitter.com/RcbCrx5Ghn— Debra Palermo (@debrapalermo) August 25, 2021
Spencer is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival, but will have a release in the U.S. theaters on November 5