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Princess Diana’s movie star aspirations

Movies & Theatre

Princess Diana wanted to star in a follow-up to 'The Bodyguard' according to Kevin Costner.

The late mother of Princes Harry and William asked Kevin to help launch her film career just as he had for Whitney Houston - who played his on-screen love in the original 1992 movie.

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Diana, Princess of Wales, sits and chats to members of a Zenica volleyball team who have suffered injuries from mines, during her visit Saturday, August 9, 1997. The team members play by sitting on the floor and moving about the court on their arms. Diana is on the second day of a visit to Bosnia Herzegovina, aimed at publicizing her campaign to ban land mines. (AP Photo/Ian Waldie/pool)

He revealed: "Diana and I had been talking about doing 'Bodyguard 2'. I told her I would take care of her just the same way that I took care of Whitney."

As the producers and lead male star of the first film, Kevin, 57, says he had promised to create a role especially for the Princess of Wales.

Appearing on American chat show 'Anderson', he said: "She wanted me to write it for her. I said 'I'll tailor it for you if you're interested'. She goes, 'I am interested'."

But sadly Diana never got to see the draft copy of the script for the movie which arrived on his desk on August 31, 1997 - just the day before she was killed in a car crash in Paris aged just 36. - Bang Showbiz

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