Diana Star Watts: 'We've Been Respectful'
The star of the new film about Diana, Princess of Wales has insisted the producers were "respectful" to her memory when making the biopic.
The film Diana, which had its world premiere in London's Leicester Square on Thursday night, claims to shed light on her two-year romance with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
Speaking to Sky News at the premiere, Naomi Watts said of Wills and Harry: "I'll never know what they think because I don't know them. But if they see it, I hope they'll feel we've been respectful."
Referring to her decision to take on the role, she said: "It was the biggest risk that one could possibly take and a huge challenge.
"I had a lot of hesitation about saying yes, but once I did I felt like it was an opportunity I couldn't refuse."
In a recent newspaper interview Mr Khan said he disapproved of the movie.
"It is based on gossip and Diana's friends talking about a relationship that they didn't know much about," he said.
"This includes some of my relatives who didn't know much about it either. It is all based on hypotheses and gossip."
His comments raised questions about the authenticity of the film as an accurate account of their affair.
The relationship between Diana and Mr Khan is said to have broken down shortly before her death in Paris alongside Dodi Fayed in 1997.
But director Oliver Hirschbiegel told Sky News: "The film is actually based on the accounts of several people and the inquest in which there were hundreds of pages discussing their relationship.
"It is not a documentary, but a dramatic interpretation. In a love story you have to create four or five dramatic scenes that make it work."
The film is based on the 2001 book Diana: Her Last Love by Kate Snell.
None of the Royal Family is portrayed in the film, except a brief moment when a young William and Harry climb into a helicopter.
Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty Magazine, believes the princes will not watch the film.
"It would be incredibly hurtful," she said.
"They met Hasnat - well, certainly Harry met Hasnat - and I feel that once again their mother's memory has been hijacked."