Hollywood is full of iconic love triangles: Bella, Edward and Jacob; Bridget Jones, Daniel Cleaver and Mark Darcy; Katniss, Peeta and Gale; Archie, Betty and Veronica. But like most movie tropes — and movies in general — we are severely lacking in queer representation. But in The Favourite (out this Friday) Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz play two courtiers vying for the love and attention of their queen, Olivia Colman. It’s a deliciously mean, gorgeously shot and superbly acted Oscar contender that gives Weisz and Stone the opportunity to fling cutting insults at one another with all the swiftness and deadly accuracy shootout — oh, they also have a shootout.
OUT chatted with Weisz and Stone about a new age of queer characters in film, whether Olivia Colman is a better kisser than Rachel McAdams and why Emma Stone is such a fierce adversary.
The Favourite is in theaters November 23.