As the only American actress on the set of British costume film The Favorite, Emma Stone (La La Land) sometimes did not feel at ease. ,, But that fitted well with the role I had to play. ”

Emma Stone (29) is a bit pathetic. She raises her left index finger which is wrapped with a paper napkin. ,, I just injured myself in the bathroom. It hurts very much ”, she says with an exaggerated face that betrays that she is heavily exaggerating. 

The 29-year-old American actress and Oscar winner, known from films like La La Land, Birdman, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Help , is in a good mood. She is praised from all sides at the Venice Film Festival for her role in the five-star film The Favorite , one of the favorites for the main prize, the Golden Lion.

In this eighteenth-century costume drama she plays Abigail, who tries to become the new confidant of the English Queen Anne (Olivia Colman). The tragic princess who had to endure seventeen miscarriages already has an intimate, lesbian relationship with the shrewd Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz), who feels threatened by the new lady-in-waiting. A power struggle ignites between the two women, all means being allowed.

“The only ones I fully trust are my mother and my brother”

For Stone it was as American to get used to the set full of British acting talent. ,, But that atmosphere fitted well with the role I had to play. Abigail is of low noble origin and has to save herself as a subordinate on the court of the English queen where she has to undergo many hostilities and humiliations. ” ” Of course I had to pay close attention to my statement, fortunately I got a lot of support from my fellow players What also helped a lot was the fact that the director was Greek, we were more or less in the same boat. “Stone refers to Yorgos Lanthimos, one of the most original film directors of the moment (with films like The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer ). ,, He made from The Favorite

a fierce, transverse film that does not really fit into the genre of the traditional costume film. There are beautiful, absurd moments that worked on my laughter muscles. The dialogues are indeed pretty spicy and sometimes even shabby, but that also gives the film a distinct character. ” 

Her role in The Favorite raises the question of who Stone considers herself to be her confidants. ,, I learned a lot in my field about how people put together. As you become more successful, more and more people come to you and they want something from you. In the meantime, I have developed a kind of immune system, which enables me to gauge people immediately. Who is good or who is not. But the only ones I fully trust are my mother and my brother, “says the actress who was the girlfriend for several yearsSpider-Man actor Andrew Garfield. She met him on the set at the time.  


After the recordings of The Favorite, Stone took a year of vacation. ,, I wanted to travel, but there was little of it, ‘she says pouting. ,, I actually did not get further than Los Angeles and New York, places where I normally never come. ” After which Stone laughs exuberantly at her own joke. 

The actress needed the peace in her own words. Her diary was over the last few years. No wonder, because she is considered one of Hollywood’s greatest acting talents. 

Soon she will start working again. Four productions, including a four-part mini-series Maniac, are on the horizon. But first she looks forward to her birthday in November. ,, I am so happy that I will turn thirty. That may sound crazy. Nobody wants to get older, but in my opinion my wild years are behind me in my twenties. I have the feeling that I will finally become an adult. “” After which Stone shows a broad smile again. Does she mean it or not?