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Emma Stone insisted on going topless in The Favourite same-sex love scene

Emma Stone insisted on going topless in The Favourite same-sex love scene

Olivia Colman and Emma Stone in The Favourite Dorian Awards

Emma Stone revealed an interesting detail about her onscreen same-sex love scene with Olivia Colman in The Favourite.

The historical period piece directed by Yorgos Lanthimos is a seduction triangle involving three women.

Set in early 18th century England, the movie stars Colman as Queen Anne and Stone as her new maid and confidante Abigail. The arrive of Abigail sparks the jealousy of Lady Sarah, portrayed by Rachel Weisz.

Stone went topless: ‘Can I please just be naked?’

Stone explained she had to persuade the Greek director to let her go topless during the sex scene with Colman.

In the scene, Sarah discovers Abigail in bed with Queen Anne. The La La Land actress decided to bear her breasts for the first time in her career when she realized it would have been crucial to the scene.

‘I had the sheet up around me, and as we were shooting it and we did a few takes, I said, “Can I please just be [naked]?”‘ the Oscar winner told The Hollywood Reporter.

‘I think it’s going to give Sarah something to look at when she sees that I’m not just under the sheet covered up.’

She furthermore added: ‘Olivia was like, “No, don’t do it!” Yorgos was like, “Are you sure that’s what you want to do?” And I was like, “Absolutely”. I chose to do it. I was like, this makes sense to me. It’s an absolute [middle finger] to Sarah.’

The Favourite opens in the US on 23 November and in the UK on 1 January 2019.

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