Exclusive: Emma Stone Opens Up About Playing a “Flawed, Hilarious” Character in The Favourite

The Favourite is one of the leading Oscar contenders this year, and it is not onerous to see why. The historic comedy, which is based on a true story and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, stars Emma Stone as Abigail, a new servant who arrives to the 18th century kingdom dominated over by an more and more frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman), and shortly upsets the management the Queen’s loyal confidant, Lady Sara (Rachel Weisz), has spent years attaining.

“They are all flawed and hilarious, but very complicated people,” Stone says in our unique behind-the-scenes clip from the movie, above. “It’s, you know, what life is like.”

In addition to commentary from Stone, producer Ceci Dempsey additionally makes a fairly cool commentary concerning the dynamic between the three main women. “You know, you continually see males behaving badly, however you not often get an alternative to see ladies behaving very badly,” she says. “I think they are incredibly vivid. And I think they’re all leads, which is a very unusual situation in a film, to have three female leads.”

Check out our clip above, and maintain an eye out for The Favourite when it turns into accessible on digital Feb. 12, and Blu-ray and DVD on March 5.


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