Friday, March 05, 2010
I have a guilty secret
I don't even know whether to divulge this to you lest I lose all credibility. Oh, okay then. The thing is that I adore watching television programmes about Princess Diana. I recently caught part one of a bio-pic on some shlock channel; It used look-alike actors and I saw that the IMDB had rated this particular film about a 5 - yet I still watched it. One saving grace actually was that a very good British actor - David Threlfall - was playing the part of Charles. Interspersed with genuine Diana footage it was of course the story that we know all too well.
I don't know why she holds such fascination for me and I keep trying to analyse it. Is it her beauty? She wasn't classically beautiful but I think her face is the most perfect face. She once said that if she wasn't in the public eye she would have had a nose job. I think her slightly too large nose adds to her unique non-perfect perfect face.
Around the time of the engagement I saw her flanked by two bodyguards at a London theatre. She was sitting about two rows behind my friend and I and I can't remember how I realised she was sitting there but, watching me turn round a lot, other people then began to do so and a gradual buzz filled the theatre - yes, this was before the curtain went up. She grew redder and redder and I felt so sorry for her.
I've never bought any memorabilia or joined any fan sites - I'm not that obsessive a person. I just like watching old clips to see what she wore, what she said and the grace with which she did both. I know this is a terrible thing to say but in a way - just as with Marilyn - dying so young added to the mystique.
I wish I knew when part two of this film will be on. Imagine that - me scanning the schedules to find out. That's a first.