Rachel Weisz Defends The 'U' In 'Favourite'

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  • Опубликовано: 14 ноя 2018
  • Rachel Weisz stars in 'The Favourite' and is willing to defend its English 'u' in the title.
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Комментарии • 925

  • Grainne Gowen
    Grainne Gowen 18 часов назад

    What way is he interviewing her in all fairness

  • Kalidoscope
    Kalidoscope День назад +1

    She studied English at Cambridge I think she’d know

  • Anchors Away
    Anchors Away День назад

    Daniel Craig is gorgeous!

  • Daybreak96
    Daybreak96 2 дня назад

    it WAS to save on ink, I cant remember if it was when they started printing newspaper for the first time or during the great depression

  • resqwec
    resqwec 2 дня назад

    It’s about a British monarch and the language grew in Britain, if the British say it’s favourite it’s favoUrite

  • eeva lioni
    eeva lioni 3 дня назад

    remember the name Stephy.. Yorgos Lanthimos

  • Fenne Verrecas
    Fenne Verrecas 4 дня назад

    Don’t a majority of English speaking countries spell Favourite with a U anyway?

  • Jack Walsh
    Jack Walsh 4 дня назад

    I’d love to plow her snatch

  • GEORGEE T Boom
    GEORGEE T Boom 4 дня назад

    Graham Norton wipes the floor over any presenter

  • GEORGEE T Boom
    GEORGEE T Boom 4 дня назад

    So they write favour like favor. So they say fa vor we say fav our

  • Scooby Doo
    Scooby Doo 4 дня назад

    She’s raising that kid in English after that civilisation/civilization conversation

  • Jagger M
    Jagger M 5 дней назад

    min 1:07 "just...HUMAN" Holy sh%$...made Colbert practically look like a fu%$in NAZI :D :D

  • savvysearch
    savvysearch 5 дней назад +1

    British English today is basically English spoken with a bad French accent.

  • Peter Shuttleworth
    Peter Shuttleworth 5 дней назад

    it's what you call being lazy!!! that's why they have website entitled 'grammaly'...

  • Ronx
    Ronx 6 дней назад

    I will never forget the moment when, working online in customer support for a London based company, a client from the USA told me she had doubts we were a trusted legitimate company because we "spelled license wrong". USA customers were always the worst.

  • Christopher Churcher
    Christopher Churcher 6 дней назад +1

    It's because merriam-webster who created the first 'American English Dictionary' couldn't spell so wrote it phonetically... Screw u, merriam-webster.

  • Debargha Bhadury
    Debargha Bhadury 6 дней назад

    Nicole Kidman and Jimmy Fallon
    Rachel Weisz and Stephen Colbert
    ======
    AWKWARD INTERVIEWS

  • Miss Mercury
    Miss Mercury 6 дней назад

    Americans spell things wrong. End of story. And don't even get me started on how he pronounces his surname! So ridiculous. I presume he is trying to sound fancier than what he is.

  • Ava Winehouse
    Ava Winehouse 7 дней назад

    Not a very good interviewer

  • Charles Hill
    Charles Hill 7 дней назад

    how old is she

  • Lil Sed
    Lil Sed 8 дней назад

    stephen really got the poker face mate!

  • Dolphindeersloth
    Dolphindeersloth 8 дней назад

    Damn she got old. Where is my rachel.

    • Helen Trope
      Helen Trope 3 дня назад

      A little - she's wearing well.

  • Din
    Din 8 дней назад

    Stephen cut her off right before she was about to say that the movie was actually inspired by and based on actual (love) letters that the queen and duchess sent each other.

  • Bre L
    Bre L 9 дней назад

    Back in the day, the reason as to why americans dropped the U in words such as colour, favourite, neighbour, and honour, is money. It was cheaper to print notices, etc. by dropping the letter.

  • Jef D
    Jef D 9 дней назад

    Simple.. WE.. the English.. invented the language. End of story. Its OUR language america wants to steal it and claim it as their own. Piss off.

  • TheCulturalBomb
    TheCulturalBomb 9 дней назад

    In the Mummy and the Mummy returns she is arguably the most attractive women in the world.

  • Kimberly D
    Kimberly D 9 дней назад

    I adore her

  • Over 40 Ageless And Fabulous
    Over 40 Ageless And Fabulous 9 дней назад

    English is English and then there came lazy.

  • Jason Goodacre
    Jason Goodacre 10 дней назад

    America wanted to make English easy for migrants so it changed a bunch of things. I still prefer the French "ou" in our words. Favor just looks wrong.

  • Doug Barreiro
    Doug Barreiro 10 дней назад

    She is really cool!!

  • M K
    M K 10 дней назад +2

    I adore this beautiful woman so much!!!!

  • Prof Fzzix
    Prof Fzzix 10 дней назад

    Did you mean with a ZED? not a Zee lol

  • Craig Anderson
    Craig Anderson 11 дней назад

    They invented the language talk show puppet lol... :P

  • Ed Thomas
    Ed Thomas 11 дней назад

    This interview is so rubbish
    He fails terribly here. So many questions to ask such an inspirational talented lady and he does these questions??? So you have given birth??
    You are a woman??
    Come on
    You are a pro Stephen.
    You can do this.

  • Janice Dixon
    Janice Dixon 11 дней назад

    Human!
    Why can’t people be normal anymore?

  • shoepergirl
    shoepergirl 11 дней назад

    Omg this Colbert is so awkward as a talk show host.

  • Me, Myself & I
    Me, Myself & I 11 дней назад

    Why is there no more u?
    Probably to save on ink It is probably something as stupid as that
    Yes it is in fact
    You paid per letter in the newspaper and because of that they eliminated the u

  • فيصل الوادعي
    فيصل الوادعي 11 дней назад

    She’s everything.

  • Tall Cool One
    Tall Cool One 11 дней назад

    What a strange' interview'..and what's up with that actor Rachael's voice..

  • ryan champion
    ryan champion 11 дней назад

    Why does he have to antagonise her by being divisive or anti English? Well done her for not rising to the bait

  • starsweeper11
    starsweeper11 12 дней назад

    Historical fact: it was Noah Webster who Americanised / Americanized spelling - not just the "u" and the s/z but also theatre became theater, plough became plow & axe became ax. Some of his suggested changes did not stick. For example he thought "tongue" should be spelled "tung", just as he had dropped the "ue" from catalogue and analogue. Being Canadian, I prefer the UK spelling ;-)

  • Country Music Hall of Famer
    Country Music Hall of Famer 12 дней назад

    Why is Stephen having a go at English spelling when he can't even pronounce his surname properly?

  • StarDagger Rihannsu
    StarDagger Rihannsu 12 дней назад

    When old ladies are HOT!

  • StarDagger Rihannsu
    StarDagger Rihannsu 12 дней назад

    Because it is the correct spelling, no matter what colour your politics!

  • SHANE A KHAN
    SHANE A KHAN 12 дней назад +1

    I fucking love Rachael and OMG she was amazing in the favourite

  • thetramp123
    thetramp123 13 дней назад +3

    It's also the tale of Horatio, the fastest duck in the city!

  • Film Toppings
    Film Toppings 13 дней назад

    She has such a great voice. No wonder her character narrates The Lobster. She's also terrific in The Favourite as well as Emma Stone and Olivia Colman

  • sol williams
    sol williams 13 дней назад +1

    canadians fully support the u 😤

  • Sarah Doherty
    Sarah Doherty 13 дней назад

    I love The Favourite and yes I am Irish and I love Rachel.

  • weeoil
    weeoil 14 дней назад

    "Just human" - Best and smartest answer Rachel, good Job!

  • Daisy
    Daisy 14 дней назад

    This felt a really uncomfortable interview and I'm not sure why

    • purplemonkeyelephant
      purplemonkeyelephant 14 дней назад

      I feel like she doesn't quite get his talk show 'personality' which seems very fake, and so is on guard the whole time trying not to be made a fool of, and for some reason he doesn't really try to connect with her so just engages on a work level (ask questions, crack jokes)

  • Ailsa Hunter
    Ailsa Hunter 15 дней назад +1

    I will tell you a story and I swear on my life it’s true
    My uncle (Bruce hunter) used to be a very famous photographer and hairdresser in London Rachel Weisz’s father phoned my uncle and asked him to do a photo shoot with his daughter and so he did my uncle was the one who discovered Rachel Weisz he done her very first photo shoot and that is what set her off she actually had a radio interview and she mentioned his name annnd he was invited to their wedding but he lives in Scotland so he couldn’t attend

  • zapfanzapfan
    zapfanzapfan 15 дней назад +1

    007 has done well for himself :-)

  • Rachel
    Rachel 15 дней назад

    If I remember correctly the reason for a lot spelling differences is the influence of French on English and America wanting to break away. A lot of English words and spellings have been influenced by French despite English being a Germanic language. So for example both spellings of theater/theatre were used until about the 1660s when the "re" ending became favored (pun intended). Around the time of The American Revolution a man named Noah Webster wanted to create a language standard for America so he published his own dictionary with new spellings. A lot of his spelling focused on simplifying words and having the spelling more similar to the way the word is actually pronounced. It's kind of ironic because American English is arguably closer to English's original Germanic routes, whereas British English seems to be more heavily influenced by French. This article explains it pretty well if people are interested in further readings www.grammarly.com/blog/theater-or-theatre/

  • maribel orozco
    maribel orozco 15 дней назад

    Oh my when we can know the baby..? i can't wait, to see her , God bless the litle beauty new born, Of Rachel Weisz,

  • maribel orozco
    maribel orozco 15 дней назад

    Now we have two thing in comoun, Rachel ...god bless you beauty baby and you family, Daniel too

  • J.J Jameson
    J.J Jameson 16 дней назад

    Actually,it's indeed to save ink

  • Insane Troll
    Insane Troll 16 дней назад

    Americans use weird spelling because they are ignorant barbarians.

  • Pete G
    Pete G 16 дней назад

    “The Women” from 1939 was ALL women (even the extras). There was a horrible remake a few years ago. And it’s zed. 🤓🇨🇦

  • John Moseley
    John Moseley 17 дней назад

    Americans are on shakier ground with the 'z' in things civilisation/civilization because they're not consistent. For some similar words, they still use an s: advise, advertise, revise.

  • KOSMOSandTELOS
    KOSMOSandTELOS 17 дней назад

    Not quite understanding the amount of people in these comments being so up their own asses about how to spell things "correctly" as if dialects aren't a thing. We're talking about two countries that have developed separately from each other for over 200 years, which would naturally mean that the way we say and spell things are just different. A lot of you are taking this shit way too seriously.

  • Angel CityGirl
    Angel CityGirl 17 дней назад +1

    I adore Rachel and British films. I saw The Favourite last night, it was a stinker. So awful words fail.

  • Dias Amreé
    Dias Amreé 17 дней назад +2

    their conversation was a little awkward

  • Aman L.
    Aman L. 17 дней назад

    English is, duh, from England and they have 'u' in favourite. It's just proper English. Get over it. What a stupid point to even bring up. Is the interviewer that bereft of intelligence?

  • dzejla v
    dzejla v 18 дней назад

    I really like Stephen, but lately he's been going on my nerves with all this 'us' and 'you' conversations, i feel like he's soo patriotic it gets annoying.idk

  • Mister Gee
    Mister Gee 18 дней назад

    He changed the pronunciation of his name from Colbert to Colbair for theatrical reasons!

  • Michael Eberly
    Michael Eberly 18 дней назад

    The dropping of "U"s was the fault of Noah
    Webster (Webster's Dictionary) along with a whole lot of other changes which were all part of his effort to reform the spelling of words to make them easier and more consistent.

  • Painbow
    Painbow 18 дней назад

    Apparently, Webster wanted tongue to be spelt 'tung' because he thought it would be less confusing for Americans. Bless 'em.

  • Pradnja Pradipta
    Pradnja Pradipta 18 дней назад

    *i'm sensing a pattern*

  • A Foley
    A Foley 18 дней назад

    Oh yeah .. US was English for 100 years... and most of you were happy.. But the French and Germans won the war for you while we fought another war in Europe.. learn ACTUAL history!! Lol

  • A Foley
    A Foley 18 дней назад

    Haha.. Love how Americans have no real understanding of history! Lol
    You were crazy religious nuts who were run out of England and ended up in Holland for a while.
    Google pilgrims past page 1
    Haha

  • Emily Stark
    Emily Stark 19 дней назад

    She shouldn't have to defend it. Americans should have to defend themselves for spelling it without the U. Dumbasses.

  • PurushaDesa
    PurushaDesa 19 дней назад

    No Stephen, why don’t *_U_* justify removing it.

  • Jon B
    Jon B 19 дней назад

    There is nothing wrong with being English, American or any other nationality. But it's really quite telling that Rachel Weisz got a huge applause from the audience by saying she would raise her child to be human instead of English or American. She can raise her child to be whatever she likes, but it's quite laughable to see politically correct cliches, like the word 'human', to get such a warm reception from an indoctrinated celebrity sycophant audience inside the New York bubble.

    • Blue24
      Blue24 11 дней назад

      +Jon B But you just stated that Sweden is not socialist. You seem to be confused.

    • Jon B
      Jon B 12 дней назад

      +Blue24 Socialism has never worked anywhere it has been tried. It won't work in Sweden any more than it will Timbuktu. It never has worked and never will. When will lefties finally realize this? Probably never, because this really about stubborn pride.

    • Blue24
      Blue24 13 дней назад

      ​+Jon B You finally get it!! There *IS* something between right-wing politics and socialism!! Sweden is neither socialist nor right-wing. Being anti-conservaturd doesn't make you a socialist after all !!

    • Jon B
      Jon B 13 дней назад

      +Blue24 I am not triggered, and whenever people resort to name calling it only proves they are losing the argument. Scandinavian countries, particularly Sweden, are often trotted out by the left as shining examples of socialist successes. But they're not. Johan Norberg points out in his well known documentary about Sweden that it is not a socialist country, because the government does not own the means of production. In fact, the the economic system of Sweden is widely misunderstood. Countries do not become prosperous through socialism. They become poor like Venezuela. People, who support the group think and peer pressure surrounding Bernie Sanders and cheer like howling ninnies when Rachel Weisz takes a subtle swipe at nationalism and Brexit, should really take the time to understand the world they live in.

    • Blue24
      Blue24 14 дней назад

      ​+Jon B Boy are you triggered ... coming back a day after your comment and needing to respond again despite not getting a response.
      Again - you pretend right-wing politics and the politics of Venezuela are the only two options. How are the Scandinavian countries doing it terms of economy and standard of living? I assume you will be able to answer that without focusing on specific short-term variations in the economy that happen in ALL countries.

  • Gilles 82
    Gilles 82 19 дней назад

    It was Teddy Roosevelt who changed American spelling. Learn your history.

    • Bob Trenwith
      Bob Trenwith 19 дней назад

      No, it was Noah Webster.

  • Andrew Palframan
    Andrew Palframan 19 дней назад

    American chat shows are beyond infantile.

  • Ralitsa Genkova
    Ralitsa Genkova 19 дней назад

    Stephen's right: IT IS to save ink, started in 19th. c.

    • Bob Trenwith
      Bob Trenwith 19 дней назад

      Commonly believed fiction. It is only because Noah Webster made the decision to cut the Us when compiling his dictionary.

  • Bob Trenwith
    Bob Trenwith 19 дней назад +2

    Guess, vague, tongue ... why weren't the US consistent in removing ALL superfluous U's?
    And ... taking this opportunity to troll .... the word is MATHS.

  • Optimistic Whovian
    Optimistic Whovian 20 дней назад

    and its zed Stephen not zeeeee

  • Remy Azhary Yosef
    Remy Azhary Yosef 20 дней назад

    I think the 'U' and 'S' are quite prevalent in many former British colonies, even in Singapore.

  • SmashedBottleMan
    SmashedBottleMan 21 день назад

    Do I really want to watch this clip? Why would Rachel Weisz need to defend the "U" in The Favourite? Please don't tell me Americans complained.

  • modarXmodar
    modarXmodar 21 день назад

    Adorable woman.

  • stregadisalem
    stregadisalem 21 день назад

    “three great parts for women” sounds so generic and vague.

  • stregadisalem
    stregadisalem 21 день назад

    America is a continent Stephen. The United States is a country.

    • Bob Trenwith
      Bob Trenwith 19 дней назад

      America is *NOT* a continent. North America is a continent. South America is a continent. Everyone knows "America" refers to the US.

  • tommo91
    tommo91 23 дня назад

    Britain isn't alone with this. The entire Commonwealth thinks the US has it wrong

  • Mun Ching -
    Mun Ching - 23 дня назад

    There is absolutely no chemistry between these two. Such a missed opportunity for a good interview.

  • bluedasher74
    bluedasher74 25 дней назад

    This interview was so awkward!

  • dogma01011951
    dogma01011951 25 дней назад +2

    Anyone care to argue to true battle............IT'S M A T H S (with a bloody "S")

  • Bliss
    Bliss Месяц назад

    Or like the world "schedule" UK, they pronounce it shed-ule, and in the US its pronounced sked-ule. The US spells words like they're pronounced phonetically... Thanks to Noah Webster. He wanted to assert a cultural independence in the form of language. Kinda like a "stick it to the man" type of philosophy when it came to Britain.

  • syckindahead
    syckindahead Месяц назад

    A political thriller?! Interesting genre. Movie was good 8/10. Glad I saw this AFTER watching the movie

  • Karl Hebdon
    Karl Hebdon Месяц назад +1

    He's an awful rude interviewer

  • Jamakaya1
    Jamakaya1 Месяц назад +4

    This interview was cringe-worthy. Colbert's questions and banter were uncharacteristically dumb. Weisz seemed uncomfortable with such trivial banter. He was either having a bad night or was intimidated by her intelligence and beauty.

  • Cheyenne Brennan
    Cheyenne Brennan Месяц назад

    What is the language called? Where is she from? Therefore, who is right here? Thank you.

  • katkowalski314
    katkowalski314 Месяц назад

    1:52 that was literally the reason americans don't use the U. it was to save on ink b/c newspapers charged by the letter

  • The Scapegoat Mechanism
    The Scapegoat Mechanism Месяц назад +1

    Smash

  • KBDollar
    KBDollar Месяц назад +2

    We originated the language, how about that...

  • Morgan Lane
    Morgan Lane Месяц назад

    This woman is BAE ❤️ Pretty sure she sparked my lesbianism back in middle school with her role in The Mummy!

  • jesrael barraca
    jesrael barraca Месяц назад

    Her beauty. . . 💞💞💞

  • Moo
    Moo Месяц назад

    I find it a little disturbing that when she said: "...when we settled this great land..." people almost booed her. I mean... I knew north americans were somehow obnoxious and self entitled but I didn't think they also believed in the spontaneous generation theory. What is wrong with her sentence? Do y'all think your ancestors sprouted from corn?

  • Nur Hidayah
    Nur Hidayah Месяц назад

    The real spelling is with U. #fact #ThatsARealEnglish