Kevin Costner Opens Up About Princess Diana’s Death

Hollywood star Kevin Costner just opened up about the 1997 death of Princess Diana in an interview with Ross King, who asked if there were “discussions” about casting the royal in The Bodyguard 2. Coster replied emphatically “yes there was.”

“So that was right, and that was through Sarah Ferguson?” King said.

“Sarah was really instrumental in that. Something I always admired about Sarah was how open she was to that idea and how supportive she was of the idea, and clearly how much she liked Diana,” Costner replied.  “When we lost her, that was tragic. Incredibly tragic, and private to me actually. I didn’t talk about it for a year, and somebody else talked about it and that’s how that story bubbled up a while ago. There was a little discrepancy about whether it was true or not, and we worked our way through that.”

“But one of the things about Sarah that I don’t know people know is, Sarah in trying to help this along never once said ‘well what about me?’” Costner continued. “She never joked about it, she never hinted at it, she was all about Diana. It was really incredibly respectful the way she was.”

Diana and Sarah were very close during their time as sister in laws in the royal family. Diana was married to Prince Charles from 1981 until their divorce in 1996, while Sarah was married to his younger brother Prince Andrew from 1986 until they divorced in 1996 as well. Sarah and Andrew remain close to this day, however, and there are rumors that they will get back together. Diana sadly passed away in a car crash in 1997.


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