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Old 04-11-2012, 10:48 AM
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I believe even Diana had still a bit of a grip on what was fanatsy and what was real life. She would have never starred in a film, not as herself and not as a fictional character. For her the world was a stage but one on which she preferred to be herself (as leading character). So she certainly did not want to diminish her standing by becoming an actress professionally.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:41 PM
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I'm inclined to believe it. Now that would've been something to see!
Me too. Why would Kevin Costner now come up with this story if it wasnt true. He is not exactly a gossip person, has behaved very dignified re his own private life & not taken the opportunity to seek the limelight re Whitney Houston.

I do believe that Diana thought about various options re a life in America and if such offer would have come up, why not. Perhaps she wouldnt have ended up as leading character but an appearance of some kind, why not?
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Had she done it more people would have seen her in the socialite/actress/publicity seeker role than as the princess of hearts/wronged woman/victim role she tried to portray herself in.
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Diana also gave consideration to moving to Australia for a while, though the distance between here and Europe was not at all agreeable. Especially when her two boys would remain in Britain (natually).
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I think we would have heard a lot more about this if she was really considering taking on a speaking role in this movie. When I first heard about it, what flashed through my mind was a possible cameo appearance similar to the one Beatrice did in "Young Victoria". Mostly something done for the fun of it.
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I believe even Diana had still a bit of a grip on what was fanatsy and what was real life. She would have never starred in a film, not as herself and not as a fictional character. For her the world was a stage but one on which she preferred to be herself (as leading character). So she certainly did not want to diminish her standing by becoming an actress professionally.
And she definitely would have been at the mercy of the press who would be voracious in following her new public role from princess to actress. As an actress, her life would really be an open door. Whether or not that's what she truly wanted, we'll never know. But, again, I never believed that report when I first heard it years ago.
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The key word is talked. The Princess and Kevin Costner talked about the sequel. He never said she was going to do it. Personally I doubt she would've done it.
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The key word is talked. The Princess and Kevin Costner talked about the sequel. He never said she was going to do it. Personally I doubt she would've done it.
Hi sirhon, I agree. I read in one of mine Diana, Princess of Wales' books that the princess told Kevin Costner no to the role, but she was flattered. Diana wanted to film documentaries and not be an actor. I still wonder if Diana got over staying silent in a talking part for a school play that she was in?
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Had she done it more people would have seen her in the socialite/actress/publicity seeker role than as the princess of hearts/wronged woman/victim role she tried to portray herself in.
I agree with you, if she would have done this (if the whole thing is true) it would have been a totally wrong choice!
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Phone-hacking trial: Princess Diana 'gave royal phone book to NoW'-
BBC News - Phone-hacking trial: Princess Diana 'gave royal phone book to NoW'

Don't know if it's true but it's what's being alleged.
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I wouldn't put ANYTHING past that woman...
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I wouldn't put ANYTHING past that woman...
I don't know if it's true because it's much easier to blame the dead for many things but then again, it was during the time where Diana and Charles was going through a very tough and hurtful time.
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I believe the story. The time from the early 90s until her divorce is when she started "spilling the beans" to devastating effect. If there hadn't been a "gag clause" in the divorce, goodness only knows what else could have come out.
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Ok, so what is this phone book then - am I to understand that it was a directory or list of telephone numbers for staff and/or members of the royal family? I wish they'd give more details!!
Nonetheless, if Diana did do this, I think had she lived, it would be something she would have regretted doing by now.
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:40 PM
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Diana did admit that she regretted some of the things she did during those very hard times. Its no excuse but things really did get ugly at some point.

As The Queen said, there were good times and there were difficult times but a lot of it has mellowed with the passing of the years.
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Princess Diana 'leaked royal directories to the News of the World' | Mail Online
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Hardly surprising ...
It 's not difficult to imagine how nasty was the "War of he Wales".
Utterly sad.
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It was nasty at the time. Also, Charles's senior valet, Kenneth Stronach, provided Clive Goodman with two telephone directories too. It wasn't just Diana doing some dirty work.
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After reading the article, it seems as though the information was already available, but it was organized in a way that showed that Charles had more staff than Diana--which shouldn't have been surprising. There is nothing that indicates Diana knew that the News of the World was hacking into voice mails-- and I don't believe she would have helped them do that, no matter how bad things got between Diana and Charles. If nothing else, she knew that things like that would have been a two edged sword.
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Unfortunately, she did have a vindictive streak a mile wide.
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