Here is another interview Eddie did last night with Digital Spy and this time he compares the story between Marius & Cosette to that of Romeo & Juliet. He also shares his favorite scene to do while filming Les Misérables.
Eddie Redmayne has discussed his role in Les Misérables.
Tom Hooper’s musical adaptation stars Redmayne as Marius, a student revolutionary who falls in love with Cosette (Amanda Seyfried).
“The filming of [the love story] was tricky, because it’s love at first sight,” Redmayne told Digital Spy, explaining that the two characters spend far longer falling in love in Victor Hugo’s novel. “It’s tricky on stage, that moment, because it’s very operatic.”
He went on to compare Hooper’s approach to that of Baz Luhrmann in Romeo + Juliet (1996), in which the two lovers have several near-encounters before finally meeting.
“I hope the love-at-first-sight moment works perhaps stronger than it does on stage,” Redmayne admits. “It was tricky.”
Redmayne was nominated for ‘Best Actor’ at last night’s Evening Standard Film Awards, but lost out to Toby Jones for Berberian Sound Studio.
Les Misérables has spent three consecutive weeks at the top of the UK box office, and according to early figures is likely to remain there for a fourth.