While gearing up for Les Misérables Oscar buzz, Deadline conducted an interview with Eddie Redmayne to talk about the highly anticipated movie-musical adaptation. A lot of his answers may sound familiar as he touches on his audition and working with Tom Hooper, but he does go into the craft of stage versus film and includes a sweet anecdote about West End actors supporting him as he portrayed Marius on screen. Check out an excerpt below before heading to the source for more.
AwardsLine: Is it true that, technically, you weren’t the only Marius on set?
Redmayne: A lot of the [men playing students in the barricade] had been in the London production of Les Mis, and you know they’ve witnessed the musical sung so many times, so there was an apprehension about that, and after a few days I’d realized that seven of them had played Marius. Obviously, that made me mildly terrified, but they were incredibly generous, and it was wonderful to be able to talk with them about how they interpreted things or about moments I was struggling with. It became a dialogue, and you felt a camaraderie.