Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman’s ‘gay rights’ BAFTAs moment driving fans wild


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Fans are loving these viral clips of The Favourite stars Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz saying “gay rights” at the BAFTAs.

The lesbian comedy-drama, which stars Colman as a lesbian Queen Anne, cleaned up at the BAFTAs on Sunday (February 10), winning a total of seven awards.

The film’s stars also cleaned up on social media, thanks to one red carpet attendee.

Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman’s gay rights BAFTAs videos go viral Grace, who goes by @lgbtdisney on Twitter, approached Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz on the red carpet, and asked them to say “gay rights” into the camera.

Both obligingly did so, and the clips of the stars repeating the phrase have racked up nearly half a million views between them. Grace, who is 19 and bisexual, explained on Twitter: “I asked Rachel to say gay rights and she said no which is why we laughed but then came back and was like OH FOR YOUR VIDEO?! I was like yes! And she said yes I can do that!

“Then I was talking to Olivia and she came over and told Olivia about the gay rights video all beaming then I asked Olivia if she would too and she like YEAAAH!!”

Sharing the clip, one Twitter user wrote: “THE QUEEN HAS SPOKEN.”

Another fan added: “not to be dramatic but my life is made.”

The Favourite stormed to success at the BAFTAs, with Colman and Weisz picking up the awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress respectively.

The film also won the award for Best Original Screenplay, Outstanding British Film, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hair.