After the recent screening of The Favourite in competition at the Venice Film Festival, Olivia Colman & Emma Stone couldn’t help but gush about how much fun they had having sex with one another. After being asked about the sexual politics of the 18th Century royal drama, Colman said, “Sexual politics? There was lots of it, and that’s good. That’s timeless, I suppose. That will always happen. It’s as though we think we invented sex, but we didn’t, it’s been going on for quite a long time. And it was awfully fun having sex with Emma Stone.”
Stone then replied, “It was really fun having sex with you too. It was very comfortable.”
Although just in case anyone took the comment a bit too literally, she said, “We didn’t really!”
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.
The trailer for the movie has now arrived, which you can take a look at below. The Favourite is released in UK Cinemas on January 1st, 2019.