9 Things You Didn’t Know About Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne is probably one of the most talented actors of his generation. Although he’s been kicking around Hollywood for over a decade, he’s just recently come into his own thanks to his roles in The Theory of Everything and The Danish Girl. Since he’s celebrating a birthday, here are 9 things not widely known about the Academy Award-winning actor:
9. Breaking into Hollywood
When he was first trying to break into Hollywood, he would visit L.A. with other unknown actors like Andrew Garfield, Tom Sturridge and Jamie Dornan. “You’d come over for a month. We used to go to the Standard Hotel in West Hollywood, and split a sandwich between us because that meant we could get cheaper parking. We’d swim and play table tennis for hours,” he told Variety. “We were staying on friend’s agents’ floors, and renting places together. I’d be driving the cheapest rental car. But then you’d get to turn up at the CAA party. All these huge limos would arrive. I’d be in this red blob.”
8. Fifty Shades of Eddie
When the Jupiter Ascending star was asked if he would audition to play Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey and responded that he would, the writer of the famous novel took to Twitter to shoot down that possibility. “Under no circumstances!” she wrote. Redmayne never quite understood why she was so against him. “It was like, all right, all right! Am I that bad? I can put a whip in my hand. I can get all kinky, can’t I? Apparently not,” he told Variety.