Eddie Redmayne Admits Love Scenes Are Always Awkward

The "Danish Girl" actor, who is one of the stars of W’s February 2016 issue, reveals why he loves the sex scene between Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas in "The English Patient."

Released on 1/5/2016

Credits

Director: Lynn Hirschberg
Executive Producer: Caroline Wolff
Producer: Evan Cohen

Transcript

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Uh, probably the English Patient.
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Ralph Fiennes and Christen Scott Thomas.
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Wrestles her against a wall,
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and it's incredibly visceral.
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Directors always talk about, with the actors,
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and we all talk about it, go, No though,
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you have to tell a story through this.
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It can't just be sort of charismatic.
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There's always just such an element of awkwardness
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when it comes down to shooting it,
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that it tends to be nothing but that.
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So, I always think a great love scene
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is an impressive thing.