Kristen Stewart said she doesn’t “give a shit” about winning an Oscar for her critically acclaimed appearance in Spencer.
The Panic Room star made an appearance on Variety’s Award Circuit podcast, where she commented on rumours that she is an Oscars frontrunner.
“I don’t give a shit,” Kristen said. “The Oscars are such a funny thing. There are so many incredible movies and performances that barely get seen. It definitely says something about where we’re at as a cumulative presence — what we’re looking at, what we care about.”
Kristen added: “I really appreciate that something that I was involved in has ignited such a large conversation. We don’t make movies to not connect with each other.”
Spencer is a biographical film based on the later years of the marriage of Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales (Kristen Stewart) and Charles, Prince of Wales (Jack Farthing).
Directed by Pablo Larraín and written by Steven Knight, it marks one of Stewart’s most mature performances to date.
It covers a period in 1991 during Diana’s Christmas holidays with the royal family at Sandringham House in Norfolk, when Diana decides to end her marriage to Charles.
“They know everything,” one of Stewart’s aides fearfully tells her.
In a stern but calm response, Stewart delivers two words that appear to encapsulate what this movie is all about: “They don’t.”
Spencer was Diana’s maiden name prior to her marriage to the British royal, which has now been used as the upcoming movie’s title.
“The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold,” the movie’s synopsis reads. “Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate.
“There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be a whole lot different. Spencer is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days.”
Spencer is out now and the Oscars will take place on 27 March 2022.