Set in the early 18th century, The Favourite follows Queen Anne, played by Olivia Colman, and Lady Sarah Churchill’s, played by Rachel Weisz, friendship, which is challenged when Sarah’s cousin, Emma Stone’s Abigail Masham, arrives, resulting in a rivalry developing between Sarah and Emma. While Stone’s scene with the rabbit presumably didn’t get too physical, the actress did note that there were certain scenes between her and Weisz that required some physical confrontations, i.e. giving and taking some hits. But like Stone says, moments like that come with the territory in the world of acting. The Favourite‘s cast also includes Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, Mark Gatiss, James Smith and Jenny Rainsford.