With her roles in Disobedience and The Favourite, in 2018 Rachel Weisz became the subject of many think pieces and one not entirely satirical piece about queer women wanting her to top them. The obsession only became more intense when Weisz appeared at the Oscars wearing a latex gown.
Now an enterprising Twitter user has gone viral with a video that combines Weisz’s appeal with that of Carol — the 2015 Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara starrer about a ’50s-era New Jersey socialite and a shopgirl who fall hard and enter into an illicit affair. And Carol screenwriter Phyllis Nagy approves of the mashup that features Kathryn Hahn (Transparent, Bad Moms) appearing smitten with Weisz during a Hollywood Reporter roundtable discussion.
When one Twitter user wrote to Nagy, “I’m sure you approve,” she replied that she did.
I do! I’m sure Rachel would, too.
— Phyllis Nagy (@PhyllisNagy) March 31, 2019
Video of THR’s roundtable, which also includes Lady Gaga and Glenn Close, has been out for several months leading up to this year’s awards season, but Twitter user Miss Meri slowed down the video and muted the sound of Weisz speaking before laying down Carter Burwell’s soundtrack for Carol over it. The effect is reminiscent of the scene in Carol in which the protagonists drive through the Lincoln Tunnel together with the dialogue muted and Burwell’s score swelling as they ostensibly realize their deep mutual attraction.
If that weren’t enough of a lesbian-themed crossover, the video includes text of Hahn’s inner thoughts as she gazes at and interacts with Weisz.
As of Monday afternoon, the tweet had pulled in 71,000 likes, 12,000 retweets, and 730 comments.
Watch the video below.
kathryn hahn being absolutely smitten by rachel weisz while the carol opening score plays in the background pic.twitter.com/fFqiU2shaP
— miss meri (@tahani_aljamil) March 31, 2019