"It was a big, wet sponge," said Colman. "So Emma went up my leg and she went, ‘Ugh.'"
Colman also told a version of this tale to Vogue, where she called it a "damp" sponge: "I put a damp sponge between my legs [during an intimate scene], because I thought it would be funny for Emma to find. You can see in her face the sudden look of horror.”
As far as gross things in The Favourite go, this might not even be the most grodie. The Favourite is a smelly beast of a movie, filled with chalky makeup, sweat, mud, vomit, and a few overripe pomegranates. Plus, there's all the ruthless scheming and plotting. Maybe next year the Oscars can make an award for Best Gross Movie Moment in lieu of the scrapped "Best Popular Film" category.