The Chilean film director Pablo Larrain is once again approaching a controversial subject in a controversial manner. He is making a movie about Lady Diana\u2019s decision to get divorced from Prince Charles and he chose Kristen Stewart to play the part. A thorny chain of decisions Although the movie isn\u2019t getting anywhere near the delicate subject of Princess Diana\u2019s death, the Oscar nominee scriptwriter Steven Knight wrote a story about the Princess\u2019s most controversial decision: to separate from her royal husband and become herself. The movie title is also striking: Spencer. Spencer was Lady Diana\u2019s maiden name. \u201cWe decided to get into a story about identity, and around how a woman decides somehow, not to be the queen. She\u2019s a woman who, in the journey of the movie, decides and realizes that she wants to be the woman she was before she met Charles,\u201d said Larrain for Deadline. The latest choice Larrain made has also proved to be thorny. Choosing to cast Kirsten Stewart for the part has caused wild reactions in social media. From stupor to mockery, Princess Diana\u2019s admirers expressed their disagreement with Larrain\u2019s choice. Larrain has generously justified his decision to cast Stewart. \u201cKristen can be many things, and she can be very mysterious and very fragile an ultimately very strong as well, which is what we need. The way she responded to the script and how she is approaching the character, it\u2019s very beautiful to see. I think she\u2019s going to do something stunning and intriguing at the same time. She is this force of nature.\u201d But that doesn\u2019t seem to convince everybody. Why not Kristen Stewart? Known form the part she played in The Twilight Saga and the mediatic scandal her breaking up with Robert Pattinson caused, Stewart became the kind of actress that both picture-goers and coyly admirers of Lady Di won\u2019t accept as a suitable choice. The tweets go from \u201cKristen Stewart as Lady Diana ... I am perplexed\u201d to \u201cKristen Stewart is our new Princess Diana? Absolutely not.\u201d The GIFs used by the fans to express their disappointment are even more insulting. Larrain\u2019s history says he knows what he\u2019s doing when it comes to delicate subjects. Both as a director as well as a producer. It would seem fair to think that the public\u2019s reactions were to be expected for him. It might also be a marketing strategy. You couldn\u2019t expect such a controversial subject to cause any less controversy. Pablo Larrain has a taste for controversial The first time I got in contact with Larrain\u2019s filmography was at Berlin International Film Festival, in 2015. I saw The Club, a movie for which he won the Silver Bear \u2013 the Grand Jury Prize. The movie was about a group of priests and nuns, exiled in a Chilean small village for child abuse and baby-abduction from unwed mothers. Pablo Larrain In 2016, he directed a movie about controversial communist poet Pablo Neruda and Gael Garc\u00eda Bernal played the role. In 2017, Larrain\u2019s movie Jackie was nominated for three Oscars. Natalie Portman\u2019s performance on Jackie Kennedy in the movie was also a subject for debate. In the same year, I saw Larrain again at Berlin IFF. This time, as a producer for another controversial movie called A fantastic woman. Directed by his friend Sebastian Lelio, the movie is telling the thorny story of a transgender woman played by transgender actress Daniela Vega. I remember the awarding night when transgender stars, such as Conchita Wurst, made their appearance and captured the cameras. The movie also won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2018.