Eddie Redmayne Web
10
Dec 2019
Ali

Eddie and Felicity attended the New York City screening of The Aeronauts last week.

Gallery Links:
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2019 > December 4 | The Aeronauts New York City Premiere

04
Dec 2019
Ali

On Nov. 20, 2019, Eddie participated in a phone interview with some of his fans that run sites and social media accounts dedicated to him to discuss his new film The Aeronauts and answer their questions. I feel so blessed to be able to participate and to learn more about Eddie through these interactions. His new film is amazing so I recommend going to theaters and seeing it when it gets released on Friday!

Thank you to all who helped make this interview possible.

Participants:
Eddie Redmayne (New York, USA)
Ali (Utah, USA)
Charlotte (Texas, USA) — Moderator
Erina (New Zealand)
Ivonne (London, England)
Marci (Oklahoma, USA)

Eddie: Hi, guys! How are we? This is becoming almost an annual call. It’s like, my friendly place, you know.

Charlotte: Well, that’s nice to hear. Does somebody want to moderate? Or I can do that…

Eddie: Why don’t you take the lead?

Charlotte: Ivonne is going to start. Do you want to ask your first question?

Ivonne: I actually got to see the film at the LFF [London Film Festival], and I thought it was a true cinematic experience. There is a line in the film said by Himesh Patel’s character to your character that goes something like: ‘You’ve been assigned the responsibility to change the world.’ And I was wondering, do you feel the role of cinema is as important as it has ever been given the tumultuous times that we tend to be living in these day?

Eddie: You guys! What an amazing question! I feel that the world — maybe I’m not specific to cinema or television or art — but I feel, you’re absolutely right. It could not be more vital at the moment. That art forms that not only reflect society but that can be used to expose elements of society, give us things to escape society, give us moments of sort of fantasy and things that engage us in all that is around us. One of the things I love about my job is that whatever film you’re doing, whether it’s a real character or not a real character, when you get to immerse yourself in the world of research around it, it always does change you in some ways by educating you. And I find that when I go to a cinema or I go to an art gallery, it’s constantly shifting and changing the prism through which you look at the world.

Charlotte: Even before you began filming The Aeronauts, you were telling us about how beautiful you found the script and how intimate and meaningful the storytelling is. Could you tell us — and the people we’re writing for — what makes The Aeronauts worth seeing, no matter what screen size they see it on?

Eddie: The very simple message of not letting other people put restrictions on aspirations, which is something, I suppose, that was also a theme of The Theory of Everything and some of the other films I’ve done is one that I believe keenly. So that was important to me. But the other thing was — and I’ve talked a lot about it in the press and I know you guys are super, very supportive, and secondly are aware of a lot of the things I say, but this idea of wonder. I find that so much of what we read and watch is incredibly sort of depressing, and I thought this had a notion of hope to it, and that it had an idea of the sublime and wonder to it that felt compelling to me. The reason I took on the film was of all the scripts I’d been reading, even though it was playing another scientist, period drama, English, there were scenes in it — when Felicity’s on top of that balloon — that as you read the script you just went, ‘I’m desperate to see that on a cinema screen or on a screen.’ And that was one reason, and the other was the pure challenge of can you keep an audience engaged when it’s two people’s intimate story against this macro backdrop. That’s what I found enticing.

Marci: You went up in an actual balloon for this film, which to a lot of people might seem pretty risky or extreme. Is that the most dangerous or daredevil thing you’ve done for a role, and if not, what is? And, were you nervous about going up in the balloon?

Eddie: You know, it probably is the most, well, is it the most? I think the most extreme thing I’ve done for a role is this moment in Jupiter Ascending in which I was sort of hung on these wires about 30 feet in the air without really knowing what would happen when I was spun around like 50 times, when the character was spinning through some gravity-free, weird — I had no idea what was going on there. I remember ignorance being blissful then because I had no idea what I was doing. It was the most, I suppose, terrifying on The Aeronauts, because of that story that I’ve recounted, but really the most important thing about that story — or not important but riveting thing was the total peace one second, because it was so quiet and you were having the most stunning views, beautiful landscape, to total carnage, chaos, noise and fear within a millisecond. And the only other one I’ve mentioned is the old Elizabeth I horse riding story which was on this huge steed with spurs on my feet, unable to ride, careering toward Helen Mirren and the cavalry. (Laughter) Those were probably the most terrifying moments.

Ali: In the film, your character, James, goes to great lengths to learn more about meteorology and expand that field. Is there any topic or idea that you would like to learn more about? Or are your films a way that you do that?

Eddie: The honest truth to that is that I’ve probably become a — I’m definitely excessive when there’s work involved, when I get a script and I know I’m doing it, whether it’s theater, films — I get a bit obsessive. I’m a bad reader generally — I’m a slow reader — but I find it very difficult to read anything other than things to do with the work when I’m sort of in it. So a few years ago I sort of submitted to that where I had guilt about not reading enough novels or not reading — I submitted to the idea that I’ll let the work dictate what I read up on. And I found that incredibly enjoyable. There are times, particularly when I’m working on a location somewhere, where I’ll want to go and get under the skin of the city you’re staying in, and I love that element. But for me, the things that remain are — I have a passion for art, and more and more recently a bit of anything about architecture. One of the joyful things recently when I was in Chicago, was getting to go on the architecture tour, and in the evenings when I walked back from filming and you’d get to study some of the buildings, and I found that lovely.

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08
Oct 2019
Ali

I have added a couple of outtakes from the photoshoot Eddie & Felicity did recently for next month’s British Vogue.

Gallery Links:
Eddie Redmayne Web > Outtakes > 2019 > 007

08
Oct 2019
Ali

Here are two of the interviews that Eddie did at last night’s premiere. I love how he talks about how he wanted to do something different and contemporary but how this script just spoke to him.

05
Oct 2019
Ali

Eddie & Felicity are featured in the November issue of British Vogue and did this fun video where they share their firsts!

Ahead of their big screen reunion in The Aeronauts, actors Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones share their “firsts” – from kisses to hangovers – with British Vogue. Watch the video to discover more about Jones’s teenage crush, Redmayne’s first job serving drinks to the cast of Hollyoaks, and his enduring penchant for Disney characters.

16
Sep 2019
Ali

Additional outtakes were released from the Los Angeles Times shoot Eddie participated in while in Toronto.

Gallery Links:
Eddie Redmayne Web > Outtakes > 2019 > 006

11
Sep 2019
Ali

While in Toronto Eddie posed for numerous portraits, some of those portraits have been added to our gallery for your enjoyment.


Gallery Links:
Eddie Redmayne Web > Outtakes > 2019 > 002
Eddie Redmayne Web > Outtakes > 2019 > 003
Eddie Redmayne Web > Outtakes > 2019 > 004
Eddie Redmayne Web > Outtakes > 2019 > 005
Eddie Redmayne Web > Outtakes > 2019 > 006

09
Sep 2019
Ali

Sunday night, Eddie walked the red carpet of the premiere of his new film The Aeronauts.

Gallery Links:
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2019 > September 8 | Toronto Film Festival – The Aeronauts Premiere

09
Sep 2019
Ali

‘The Aeronauts’ star Eddie Redmayne joins The Hollywood Reporter on the HFPA red carpet at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival to talk about his first impressions of the film’s script and more!



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