Melbourne: Naomi Watts, who will be portraying Princess Diana in her upcoming biopic, has claimed that Diana granted her permission from beyond the grave to play the role.
During an interview with a UK publication, the Aussie actress said that she kept thinking to herself, whether Diana would have liked the role, so she constantly asked for her permission to carry on, News.com.au reported.
The Oscar-nominated star asserted that during the making of the movie she dreamt about the princess a lot and that there were many moments she "felt Diana`s presence".
Watts said that she had saturated herself with Diana`s life and she felt the enormous responsibility of playing this iconic woman.
The forthcoming biopic will revolve around the princess` secret love affair with the heart surgeon Hasnat Khan , shortly before her death.