Naomi Watts as Princess Diana
9th OF August 2012
Naomi Watts has been vistied by Princess Diana in her sleep and now legendary Olympian, Usian Bolt, has taken out the double sprint gold for two consecutive Olympic Games.
The Daily Telegraph reports, that the Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts - who was also reportedly the second choice for the part after The Help actress Jessica Chastain pulled out - has not taken the role lightly, saying she is attempting to show the "more human side" to the people's princess, with the movie set in the two years before the tragic car crash in 1997.
So much has Watts immersed herself in that world - including wearing several dresses that belonged to Diana - the King Kong star recently revealed that the princess had visited her in a dream.
"I felt like I was spending time with her ... One particular time, I felt that permission (to play her) was granted," Watts said last month.
The film is due to be released next year.
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Usain Bolt has become the first man ever to win the Olympic sprint double twice in succession on an historic night in London.
Sky News reports that while millions would already consider Bolt a legend for winning triple gold in Beijing and defending his 100m title on Sunday, the Jamaican insisted he also had to retain his 200m title to achieve such status.
And the 25-year-old did precisely that with another imperious performance, leading a Jamaican clean sweep ahead of 100m silver medallist Yohan Blake and Warren Weir, both of whom are just 22.
Bolt's winning time of 19.32 seconds was outside his own world record of 19.19secs. After sealing the double-double, Bolt told BBC1, 'This is what I wanted and I got it. I'm very proud of myself. I had a rough season, I came out here and I did what I had to do. 'We've been working hard all season. We pushed ourselves, we pushed each other and we're happy.'
Asked if he could have had a world record, Bolt added, 'I think it was possible...but I guess I wasn't fit enough. I was fast but I wasn't fit enough. 'I came off the corner, I could feel the strain on my back a little bit so I was trying to keep my form, but I stopped running because I knew it wasn't going to be a world record. When I came off the corner I could feel it.'
'It was hard. I really dedicated (myself) to my work, I know what London meant to me. I came here and I gave it my all and I'm proud of myself. 'I didn't get a world record - I really wanted to do it in the 200m - but I'm happy.'
Blake said: 'Usain Bolt has been motivating me all season. Everything has been going good so far.'
Third-placed Weir added, 'It's a great honour to come here and do what the country wanted, to get the top three.
'The love in London is very, very good.'