Princess Diana's untold Hollywood dream revealed: The role that never was

Princess Diana could have become a film star
Princess Diana could have become a film star
Images source: © Getty Images

24 June 2024 10:47

The script for the second part of the iconic film reached her desk shortly before her tragic death. Princess Diana had agreed to star in the production alongside a well-known actor. She asked him one fundamental question about the kissing scene. What did she hear?

Before the fatal accident in Paris, Princess Diana made ambitious plans for the future. She wanted to return to the United Kingdom, focus more on young Harry and William, and redirect her career anew.

The Queen of Hearts had an excellent opportunity for this to happen. As it turns out, she was given a chance to become a movie star. The offer was made by Kevin Costner. He was planning at the time to create a sequel to the popular "The Bodyguard".

The actor was to appear on set as the Princess's bodyguard, and this role perfectly suited King Charles III's former wife. How did she react to this proposal?

Princess Diana was interested in the script, and even during its creation, she asked Kevin Costner if there was a scene where the main characters kiss.

"And I said, 'Do you want there to be one?' And she said, 'Yeah,'" he explained. "And I said, 'Then we'll do that'" - Kevin Costner recounted on "The Howard Stern Show".
Young Kevin Costner and Princess Diana
Young Kevin Costner and Princess Diana© Getty Images

She persuaded Princess Diana. Kevin Costner revealed how it happened

The star added that he owes much of the project to writer and member of the British royal family, Sarah Ferguson. She significantly influenced his presentation of the details to the Princess of Wales and her persuasion to attend preliminary talks.

Unfortunately, the aristocrat who died in 1997 never made it to the studio. In the 21st century, many productions about her fate have been created - from feature films to documentaries. Fans can watch, among others, the series "The Crown", which precisely depicts the last days of her life. What do you think? Did Princess Diana have the makings of a cinema icon?

Related content