KRISTEN STEWART: PRINCESS DIANA AND I BOTH HAVE TILTY HEAD DISEASE
HOLLYWOOD – Kristen Stewart talks about playing Princess Diana in the new film Spencer.
Kristen Stewart revealed that her new role as Princess Diana opened up to her for very personal reasons. In an EXCLUSIVE interview with the Studio Exec, Patrick Stewart’s daughter had this to say:
I look at myself and Diana and the similarities are manifold. We both became very famous, very young. We were both the victims of a huge amount of press attention. And yet the real similarity, the core of the character that I sort of latched on to, was the fact that we both from a very young age suffered from Tilty Head Disease.
Tilty Head Disease (or THD) is a neurological condition that causes the muscles in the neck to weaken forcing the sufferer to peer up at you with their head at an angle.
As an actress it’s very important that you control your body. So THD was a very real problem for me. It was only when I read in a magazine that Princess Di also had this disease that I felt confident enough to pursue my career. Yes, I struggled. But in the end with her inspiration I got through it. And now I’m here playing here. It’s nuts.
How did Tilty Head Disease affect Diana?
Well, most obviously the problem of the crown she had to wear. It would keep sliding off and bouncing off her shoulder and onto the floor. To avoid this she took to wearing tiaras, which until then were like no way. Also it affected the way she related to the press. It’s really hurtful to see some of the footage of her and the press are screaming: ‘Look up Diana! Why are you looking are the ground Diana? Oh God her hat’s fallen off again!’ She was a martyr in many ways.
Is it true the THD could also have contributed to her death?
I don’t know about that, but there is a theory that she needed a chauffeur because she couldn’t see through the windscreen properly.