Princess Diana Wanted To Star In ‘The Bodyguard’ Sequel
Princess Diana wanted to be part of a film, despite her very governed life.
“The studio liked the idea of doing a Bodyguard 2 (with Princess Diana) in the same kind of capacity as Whitney,” Costner told People TV. “Nobody really knew that for about a year.”
Costner told the princess herself that the role was made specifically for her.
“I said, ‘Look, I’m gonna write this part with you in mind. Is this something that you would like to do?’” he recalled. “And she said, ‘Yes, I do.’
“I just remember her being incredibly sweet on the phone, and she asked the question. She goes, ‘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. And I said, ‘Yeah, there’s going to be a little bit of that, but we can make that ok, too,’” he said.
Costner was able to speak with the princess on the phone thanks to the efforts of Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York.
“Sarah was really important,” Costner said. “I always respect Sarah because she’s the one that set up the conversation between me and Diana. She was the one that set it up, and she never said, ‘Well, what about me? I’m a princess too.’ She was just so supportive of the idea.”