Eddie Redmayne Says Oscar Buzz is a 'Wonderful Compliment'

Eddie Redmayne Says Oscar Buzz is a 'Wonderful Compliment'

Eddie Redmayne leads us to his hotel room in this “day in the life” themed photo shoot for The Mr Porter Post‘s latest issue.

In his interview with the mag, the 32-year-old actor talked about his movie The Theory of Everything, how he almost had a meltdown the night before filming, and his feelings on all the awards buzz. Check it:

On almost having a meltdown before filming began: “The first scene was at the start of the film, pre-diagnosis. The second was when Stephen was using two walking sticks. By the third, he was in his second wheelchair. I was terrified. It was like I’d been asked to write a sentence in permanent ink starting with one word at the beginning, one at the middle and one at the end. I was having a complete meltdown – it was four in the morning, I was getting picked up at five, and I hadn’t slept. I was thinking, ‘I can’t start a job like this’.”

On the Oscar buzz for his work: “Please don’t get me wrong, it’s a wonderful compliment… I just hope it serves to get the story out to more people…”

On Stephen Hawking’s reaction to the movie: “I met him again just before he saw the film. I said, ‘Stephen, I hope you enjoy it, and please let me know what you think.’ A minute or two passed as he typed away with his eye-tracking software. Then, in that famous, vaguely robotic voice, he replied: ‘I will let you know what I think. Good, or otherwise.’”

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Photos: Tom Craig
Posted to: Eddie Redmayne, Magazine