Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz said ‘gay rights’ at the BAFTAs

Rachel Weisz and Olivia Coleman in The Favourite | Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Fans are going wild for Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz saying ‘gay rights’ at the BAFTAs.

The stars of The Favourite walked the red carpet at the biggest night in British cinema last night (10 February).

One fan, behind the account ‘Igbtdisney’, asked both ladies to say ‘gay rights’.

And they did, gladly.

The clip went viral, with many fans sharing it on Twitter and Instagram.

‘I listened to this on repeat for a solid 5 minutes,’ said one.

Another person added, ‘not to be dramatic but my life is made.’

Colman also won Leading Actress at the BAFTAs for her role in The Favourite.

The film, a lesbian court intrigue drama set in the reign of Queen Anne, won six other awards.

‘To my fellow nominees, to be in the same company as you is an extraordinary honor,’ she said.


‘Emma and Rachel, not just for your performances but what you did after the cameras stopped rolling.

‘We’ve never talked about this and I find it very emotional.

‘You were the best and classiest and coolest honor guard anyone could ever have. I love you. Ems isn’t here, but I love you too Ems.’

She continued: ‘This is for the lead, this is for a lead. As far as I’m concerned, all three of us are the lead and it’s weird we can’t do it.

‘This is for all three of us. It’s got my name on it but we can scratch on some other names!’

She added: ‘We’re having an amazing time, aren’t we? We’re going to get so pissed later!’

See also

Olivia Colman says kissing Rachel Weisz in The Favourite was like ‘winning lottery’

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

The Favourite nominated for 10 Oscars, including Best Actress for Olivia Colman

Author: Joe Morgan

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