Princess Diana turned down £7 million as she toyed with idea of film career after divorce

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Princess Diana was offered a multi-million-dollar role by Kevin Costner for the sequel The Bodyguard which she was very keen to be a part of. Author Christopher Anderson claimed Prince William would have advised her to accept the offer as he also suggested the Princess also considered becoming an actress. Mr Anderson claimed Prince William turned into a personal advisor to his mother during the days she struggled with her marriage to Prince Charles. 

Mr Anderson told podcast Royally US: “She did turn down a movie role from Kevin Costner toward the end of her life. 

“He offered seriously her the role in the sequel to ‘The Bodyguard‘, you know the great movie. 

“Well, he was making a sequel to and he offered $10 million dollars (£7 million) and she was really seriously toying with the idea.

“She never would have done it because I think she would have thought that was too much but the script landed on his desk the day she died.”

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“I was going to talk about bizarre coincidence but he spoke with her and she was taking it very seriously and she talked about it with William.

“And I think William probably would have urged to do it when she got the script but anyway it’s a very different world we’re living in today, yeah.”

Speaking about the proposals last year, Kevin Costner told PeopleTV: “Diana and producers were eager to get the project off the ground.

“The studio liked the idea of doing a Bodyguard 2 with Diana taking on a role in the same kind of capacity as Whitney. Nobody really knew that for about a year.”

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Mr Costner added: “I just remember her being incredibly sweet on the phone, and she asked the question, ‘Are we going to have, like a kissing scene?’” 

 “She said it in a very respectful, she was a little nervous because her life was very governed.

“Yeah, there’s going to be a little bit of that, but we can make that OK too.”

The Hollywood actor also claimed Sarah Ferguson was the one who initiated the talks with Princess Diana. 


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He said: “Sarah was really important. I always respect Sarah because she’s the one that set up the conversation between me and Diana.

And she never said, ‘Well, what about me? I’m a princess too.’

“She was just so supportive of the idea.”

The Bodyguard was the second-highest-grossing film of 1992 with the bestselling soundtrack with almost 45m copies sold.

It earned approximately $411m (£326m) at the box office on release. 

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