“That is friends above and beyond”: Olivia Colman Revealed her $95M Movie Co-Stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz Stepped Aside so She Could Win an Oscar

Olivia Colman Revealed her $95M Movie Co-Stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz Stepped Aside so She Could Win an Oscar
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Olivia Colman, hailed for her exceptional acting prowess, has expressed her gratitude towards fellow actresses Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz for their selfless act that contributed to her winning the Best Actress Oscar. The trio worked together in the $95 million-grossing comedy-drama film The Favourite, where Colman portrayed the eccentric and indulgent Queen Anne of the 18th century.

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Olivia Colman

Despite all three actresses delivering outstanding performances, Colman revealed that she considered their roles to be equally significant and deserving of recognition in the Best Actress category.

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Olivia Colman revealed her heartfelt appreciation for Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz

In an exclusive interview, Olivia Colman shared her decision to withdraw from the category, stating, “I am not doing it, and if we can’t do that equally, then I am not doing that.” However, Rachel Weisz, who had previously won the Best Supporting Actress award in 2006 for her role in The Constant Gardener, and Emma Stone, who had received the Best Actress award in 2017 for La La Land, had a different perspective.

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Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, and Emma Stone

They willingly stepped aside and opted to compete in the Best Supporting Actress category, ensuring Colman had a better chance to contend for the Best Actress accolade. Olivia Colman expressed her profound appreciation for her co-stars, describing their decision as an extraordinary act of friendship that went beyond expectations. She referred to Weisz and Stone as incredible and lovely individuals, highlighting their unwavering support throughout their shared experiences.

“So they said they wanted to go into supporting to force me to do the other one. That is friends above and beyond, that is amazing. They are ­incredible, lovely people.”

Since her Oscar triumph, Olivia Colman’s career has continued to flourish. She went on to portray Queen Elizabeth II in the hit series The Crown and has now graced the screen in the psychological drama film The Lost Daughter, where she plays Leda Caruso, a professor of Italian literature grappling with the challenges of motherhood on a Greek island vacation.


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Olivia Colman reflected on her journey to acting

During the interview, Olivia Colman also reflected on her journey to becoming an actress. Although she had initially considered alternative paths, including nursing, a computer test at school led her to discover her true passion for acting. Embracing her love for the craft, Colman found her tribe and hopes that her work brings joy and escapism to audiences.

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Olivia Colman

As Olivia Colman continues to rule the heart of audiences with her exceptional talent, her heartfelt appreciation for Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz serves as a testament to the remarkable bond formed among artists in the pursuit of excellence.


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Among Colman’s several other exceptional performances, her 2021 project, The Lost Daughter, also featuring notable talents such as Dakota Johnson and Jessie Buckley, has received critical acclaim, including a four-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival. The film’s screenplay, penned by renowned actor Maggie Gyllenhaal, was honored with the best screenplay award.

Source: Mirror


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