Hollywood comes to Hemel: Naomi Watts looks ready for business in a blue suit as Diana movie filming continues
15:03 GMT, 8 August 2012
The late Princess Diana was famed for her iconic style.
So it was time for actress Naomi Watts to find inspiration from the tragic royal's wardrobe again today as filming resumed on the Diana movie.
The Kent-born actress was spotted in a blue skirt suit – not unlike ones worn by the princess – as she filmed scenes in Queens Square in Hemel Hempstead, Herts today.
Lookalike: Naomi Watts wears a blue suit as she films scenes for the Diana movie at a community centre in Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire
Regal: Naomi has had her short stairs style in loose waves to emulate the princess
Dozens of extras were called in to play adoring members of the public, waving flags and carrying flowers to Naomi as she recreated a visit to a community centre.
While the shade of blue suit hadn't been spotted on the late Princess before, she had worn other shades of blue suits.
In April 1997 – four months before her tragic death in a Paris car accident – Diana wore a pale blue suit on an official visit to the Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea.
Smart: The 43-year-old actress team her suit with black high-heels and a pearl necklace
The hospital was where her then-lover, heart surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan was working at the time of her visit.
The upcoming film focuses on the last two years of Diana's life before her
death and focus on her relationship with Dr Khan,
who is being portrayed by Lost star Naveen Andrews, and her last romance
with Dodi Al Fayed.
Dr Khan confirmed in his testimonial at the inquest into her death that they ended their nearly two year romance in June 1997.
Nerves: Naomi has admitted she is 'terrified' by playing such an iconic figure
Important figures: An actor dressed as a Mayor stood behind Naomi
The following month, she began seeing Dodi and accepted his invitation to join him on holiday in the South of France.
Watts has said she is ‘terrified’ of playing such an icon on film.
The movie from German director Oliver Hirschbiegel was originally called Caught In Flight, before being changed to simply Diana.
Drawing a crowd: Extras waved flags and banners as they recreated one of Diana's visits
Last month, Watts and the cast recreated the last few hours of the Princess's life as Trieste, North East Italy doubled for Paris.
The Oscar-nominated actress has said of her controversial new role: 'She is a part of our history, an incredible woman and fascinating but a tragic ending.
'The film-makers came to me and it’s a good script and it’s very scary and I kind of wanted to say “no” but I couldn’t.'
Run-through: Naomi talks to director Oliver Hirschbiegel in between filming
Miss Watts moved to London’s Kensington to prepare for the role and was said to have visited Diana’s favourite places -such as The Harbour Club and Beauchamp Place – as part of the preparations to get into character.
Wearing a black blazer and beige trousers, just like Diana wore on the last evening of her life, Naomi filmed scenes getting into a black car in Trieste's Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia.
Style icon: The late Diana, Princess of Wales at the Royal Brompton Hospital in April 1997 (left) and at Heathrow Airport in 1995