The Favourite is one of the leading Oscar contenders this year, and it’s not hard to see why. The historical 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 ruled over by an increasingly frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman), and soon upsets the control 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 exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the film, above. “It’s, you know, what life is like.”
In addition to commentary from Stone, producer Ceci Dempsey also makes a pretty cool observation about the dynamic between the three leading ladies. “You know, you constantly see men behaving badly, but you rarely get an opportunity to see women 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 keep an eye out for The Favourite when it becomes available on digital Feb. 12, and Blu-ray and DVD on March 5.