As promised, I’ve uploaded a bunch of “new” photos of Eddie Redmayne from recent public appearances to the gallery. There’s a bit of the Santa Barbara Film Festival, the Les Misérables Paris and Berlin premieres, and even the BAFTAs (before Eddie was taken ill). Each thumbnail above will bring you to a separate gallery, although you can also see the individual events below:
Public Appearances > 2013 > Jan 29th | 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Red Carpet
Public Appearances > 2013 > Jan 29th | 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Virtuosos Award
Public Appearances > 2013 > Feb 4th | London Evening Standard British Film Awards
Public Appearances > 2013 > Feb 6th | ‘Les Misérables’ Paris Premiere
Public Appearances > 2013 > Feb 9th | ‘Les Misérables’ Berlin Photo Call
Public Appearances > 2013 > Feb 9th | ‘Les Misérables’ Berlin Press Conference
Public Appearances > 2013 > Feb 9th | ‘Les Misérables’ Berlin Premiere
Public Appearances > 2013 > Feb 10th | EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs)
While at the Les Misérables event on February 20th, hosts Vanity Fair got in touch with Eddie Redmayne to talk about the film. With talk of on set weight loss and ice baths from some actors, what did Eddie do to prepare for the role of Marius? Check out his honest answer below along with other comments on Les Mis.
Much has been made about the extreme preparation that Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman underwent for Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables adaptation. Hathaway shed 25 pounds off her already thin frame, sent her new husband away to achieve the novel’s eponymous misery, and agreed to have her real hair chopped off for authenticity during a musical sequence. Jackman literally sang while bench pressing, quit coffee, consumed up to seven liters of water a day, insisted on flying with a washcloth over his face to keep his vocal cords moisturized, and subjected himself to regular ice baths. So to what inhuman lengths did Eddie Redmayne go to play Marius in the film?
“I did jack shit!,” the British actor joked to us last night at a party to celebrate Les Mis, co-hosted by Vanity Fair and Chrysler, at Eveleigh restaurant in West Hollywood. “There was a moment [on set] when I was sitting with Tom during rehearsal, and we were waiting for Hugh and a few other people. I asked where they were, and he said they were at the gym. He said, ‘You’re the leading man! Why aren’t you in the gym?’ I said, ‘Because I get to wear a costume! And I don’t have go through the hideousness of being emaciated. Why aren’t you in the gym?”Continue Reading (…)
Earlier this evening (February 20th), Eddie attended the 2013 Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood event. There, VF and The Chrysler Brand celebrated Les Misérables in support of the Los Angeles Fund For Public Education. Co-stars Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, and Sacha Baron Cohen were also in attendance along with director Tom Hooper.
I hope to add tons and tons of pictures in the coming days of missed public appearances from Eddie, just in time for the busy Oscar weekend. Stay tuned!
On January 26th, Eddie attended the 24th annual Producers Guild Awards (PGA). He was in attendance with his Les Misérables cast (and director, Tom Hooper) in order to support the nominated film. Unfortunately, Les Mis didn’t win Best Picture for the evening; Argo got the title instead. Still, Eddie looked smashing on the event’s red carpet.
Eddie attended the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Autumn/Winter 2013/14 season in style, appearing as a guest of honor at the HUGO by Hugo Boss show (which meant sitting in the front row). The event, held on January 17th, took place at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. Renee Zellweger and Edward Norton were also in attendance.
The always-entertaining Golden Globe Awards took place on January 13th this year, and Eddie was in attendance to support Les Misérables along with his co-stars — including Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway (who both took home acting awards). The film also received Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy – the most awards of any film that evening – giving the cast and director Tom Hooper a serious case of smiles at the NBCUniversal after-party.
After attending the BAFTA tea party on January 12th, Eddie hopped over to the LoveGold celebration honoring Golden Globe nominee (and, later, winner for Game Change), Julianne Moore. Eddie and Julianne have worked together, playing mother and son in Savage Grace, so it’s quite nice seeing him support a previous co-star. There are images of them together in the gallery.
On January 12th, Eddie attended the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party to honor the recently announced BAFTA nominees. Once inside the reception, Eddie met up with Sienna Miller and Kathryn Bigelow (who directed him in HBO’s “The Miraculous Year”). Les Mis co-stars Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried were also in attendance to support the film.
There is a great and very long Eddie article/interview in Fade In, along with gorgeous new photos. Eddie talks a lot about acting, including the balancing act of stage versus film, and delves into his personal journey to Les Mis and beyond. Because of the original format, I’m posting the whole thing under the cut (for easy reading); however, please do give support to the source.
You’ve said that you’ve found fear to be inspiring. How?
Because generally I’ve found that the work that I’ve done that’s outside of my comfort zone, when I have to leap further from myself, I find I tend to do more interesting work, and I find the process more disconcerting, but also more exhilarating. So it’s often the parts I feel like I’ve been pushed on the most as an actor, when I’m cast in something that feels entirely inappropriate, but someone has offered it to me, some mad person has a bit of blind faith in me taking that. Like I did a film called The Yellow Handkerchief, where I played an adopted Native American, or Hick or Savage Grace, playing this incestuous kid. The things where it feels really outside of my comfort zone are the more intriguing ones for me, and certainly Les Miz felt like the extremity of that because it was a musical.
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