Sure, we were sold at Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, but this brand-new detail about A Simple Favor will make Princess Diana fans want to purchase a ticket for the midnight showing.
In a recent interview with PEOPLE, the film’s costume designer, Renée Ehrlich Kalfus, revealed that Emily’s (Lively) engagement ring was inspired by the late princess’s iconic oval sapphire, which is now worn by Kate Middleton.
“It’s a take on Princess Diana’s ring,” she said. “I wanted to do something vintage, but the director [Paul Feig] thought it should be more on the nose.”
Although she’s anything but traditional, Kalfus admitted that the ring represents the character’s personality, adding, “She doesn’t care about fitting in. She had her own agenda.”
To complete Emily’s look, Kalfus drew inspiration from Katharine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Diane Keaton, and even the film’s director. “Paul goes to work every day in a Savile Row suit,” she added. “He feels he can get anyone to answer anything while wearing a suit.”
We have no doubt Serena van der Woodsen would approve. A Simple Favor will hit theaters on September 14.