I read the book and hired the director and went through the process of adapting the screenplay, and then I was an actress, just for the filming, and then in the post-production, I was in the edit room. I really did produce it, start to finish. I really wanted two fabulous female roles.
First, the nuanced, powerful Disobedience, which Weisz scooped the rights to, tells the story of a love triangle. Second, in the bawdy, hilarious and obscene The Favourite, Weisz is Sarah Churchill, the closest confidante, oldest friend and political advisor of the stricken and mopey Queen Anne a stellar Olivia Colman. Sarah and Abigail tear each other apart with glorious vindictiveness, and thankfully Rachel and Emma got on better IRL.
Sign in. A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman, who questions her sexual orientation, promoting a stir among the bride's family and friends. A young woman engaged to be married finds herself in an affair with her soon-to-be stepmother's lesbian daughter.
Jude Dry. Ronit returns home after the death of her rabbi father, having left her religious life behind years ago. Although her childhood best friend, Dovid Alessandro Nivolawelcomes her cautiously, she is surprised to learn he and Esti are now married. In the film, the tension between the two women is palpable the minute they lay eyes on each other, though their story unfolds at a delicate pace.
We were in West Hollywood at an event celebrating her new movie, The Favouriteof which my friend had asked me to attend, with the shared objective of staring at Weisz in the flesh. I was standing at the bar when I felt a warm breeze of lesbian energy graze my skin. Wearing a white lace dress, she turned her head in slow motion at the exact moment I turned mine, our eyes meeting for the most inconsequential yet serendipitous beat.
By Rebecca Lawrence For Mailonline. Rachel McAdams, 39, and Rachel Weisz, 48, have revealed that their lesbian sex scene in Disobedience created more energy and emotion on set than any of their heterosexual on-screen romps. With the themes of sex and relationships central to the plot, McAdams and Wesiz revealed that filming their on-screen romp was like nothing they had ever experienced before.
Rachel McAdams, 39, and Rachel Weisz, 48, have revealed that their sex scene in Disobedience created more energy and emotion on set than any of their heterosexual on-screen romps. The couple star as lovers in upcoming film Disobedience, which focuses on religion and sexuality and is based on Naomi Alderman's controversial novel, the Daily Mail reports. With the themes of sex and relationships central to the plot, McAdams and Wesiz revealed that filming their on-screen romp was like nothing they had ever experienced before.
The pair play Jewish lesbians, Ronit and Esti, and find themselves battling to control their feelings for each other within their strict Orthodox community. The trailer begins with Ronit returning home to Golders Green in London following the death of her father. She had previously been exiled following an emotionally-charged fling with her childhood friend Esti and sparks soon fly again once they are reunited.
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Disobedience tells the story of queer women living within a conservative, tight-knit Orthodox Jewish community in London, and The Favourite tells the story of historically queer figures in 17th century England during the rule of Queen Anne. Numerous essays and articles have been written by queer women about their love for Weisz, with each spanning from humorous to serious in tone. Her thoughtful and funny interviews about her movies and the queerness of those movies have spurred countless memes, viral videos, and more.