Rachel Weisz was "shell shocked" to win a BAFTA on Sunday night (10.02.19).
The ‘Favourite’ star took home the Best Supporting Actress prize at the EE British Academy Film Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall and couldn’t believe she was bestowed the honour.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz in the winners’ room backstage at the BAFTAs, she said: "I’m shell shocked to win a BAFTA. My performance completely relied on the other two. Olivia Colman is gorgeous and lovely."
And the 48-year-old actress – who is married to Daniel Craig – admitted the dance was the "most challenging" aspect of the movie as she has never danced on screen before.
Rachel thinks ‘The Favourite’ was a "lovely coincidence" after the Me Too movement, which encourages women to come forward and talk about their experiences of sexual assault and sexual misconduct.
She shared: "’The Favourite’ is a lovely coincidence to be made after Me Too."
The mother-of-one nearly didn’t even go into acting as she wanted to be a detective when she was younger.
She said: "I wanted to be a detective [when I was young] . I had a detective club at school – we had secret codes and secret handshakes and we were forever looking through the school gates and seeing ‘crimes’ that we believed were happening and that we were going to solve. One day we found a key lying on the ground and we thought it belonged to a stolen car, which was most exciting."
It was a good night for Rachel and the cast and crew of ‘The Favourite’, as they took home seven awards at the ceremony including Outstanding British Film and Best Leading Actress for Olivia.