Yorgos Lanthimos' acclaimed sci-fi drama, Poor Things, which stars Emma Stone as a take on Frankenstein's Monster (kinda), arrives in theaters this weekend, and Searchlight has now shared a funny new clip from the movie online.
In this brief sneak peek, Bella Baxter informs one of her suitors, Max McCandless (Ramy Youssef), that her former lover Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo) was not best pleased when he discovered that she was working as a prostitute for a time.
Max confesses that he is jealous of the men that got to sleep with Bella, but her body is her own to give freely if she chooses.
Bella responds that she usually charges 30 francs.
Stone spoke about her role during an interview with Vanity Fair, revealing that Bella is "my very favorite character I've ever gotten to play."
“I had a lot of extra hair sewn into the back of my head. It was super heavy but really worth it. More than anything, it’s my very favorite character I’ve ever gotten to play. The character I play in this movie is Bella, and I am completely in love with her. She’s not like anybody else. She doesn’t have a history, so she’s building herself as she goes. She’s so interested in the world, and she’s full of life and passion and curiosity. It was just incredible to play somebody who has that kind of joy and that sense of adventure in them and basically her whole entire lifetime. Her growth was a huge gift.”
Check out the clip at the link below.
"From filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone comes the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation."
The movie has been rated R for “Strong and pervasive sexual content, graphic nudity, disturbing material, gore, and language."
Poor Things is set to hit theaters on December 8.