Kristen Stewart dubbed 'irresponsible' for trying to vomit in Princess Diana biopic, filmmakers accused of 'glamorising' bulimia

Warning: This article discusses eating disorders and may be distressing for some readers. 

Kristen Stewart's portrayal of Princess Diana's eating disorder has come under fire after she admitted she tried to vomit in real life while filming a scene for Spencer

The filmmakers behind the biopic have also been accused of "glamorising" bulimia by showing Diana slumped over a toilet in a ball gown. 

Speaking to Vanity Fair, Stewart said she would "do f**king anything" when it came to playing the 'People's Princess', insisting that she wanted to make sure Diana's battle with bulimia was "not glossed over". 

"I couldn't throw up on this movie, even when I really should have," she said. 

"I felt like absolute shit and I could not get it up, and I know it was because my body was just like... the idea of that was so untouchable."

Tom Quinn, the director of external affairs at Beat, the UK's leading eating disorder charity, told The Mirror: "Depicting eating disorders on screen can be a brilliant way to raise awareness of these serious mental illnesses, but it's crucial this is done responsibly.

"We'd urge the film industry to protect professionals working in this space, for instance by dedicating time and resources to eating disorder training," he added. 

Meanwhile, Martha Williams, Beat's clinical advice coordinator, said the way the struggle was depicted may not have been realistic enough. 

"Some aspects of the film, we felt, seemed to glamorise the eating disorder," she said. 

"At one point there was an image of Diana wearing a ball gown and slouching over the toilet." 

Stewart has not commented publicly about the criticism.

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