Eddie Redmayne Reveals the One Role He Was Miscast In

The Theory of Everything actor, who is featured in W’s February 2015 issue, talks about the role in which he was miscast, the surprising movies that always make him cry, and why he has a crushes on Charlotte Rampling and Kristen Scott Thomas.

Released on 1/10/2015

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Starring: Eddie Redmayne

Transcript

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Dear God, what is my favorite love story?
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One of my favorite films is the cartoon of Robin Hood.
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And I found that incredibly romantic.
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That made me weep,
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as did the love story in the Lion King.
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So, I think I was sort of brought up
00:12
on quite, you know, hardcore animal emotions.
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That's where it all started,
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then my dad was fully into Pretty Woman.
00:21
So, that became quite a hardcore love story.
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Who is my cinematic crush?
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Oh, Charlotte Rampling.
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And Kristin Scott-Thomas,
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for sure.
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She's formidable.
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We've worked together on The Other Boleyn Girl.
00:36
I was miscast is who I was.
00:39
(laughs)
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I played Scarlet's husband.
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Like the one that she ends up happily ever after with,
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but in the book,
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he was a guy called Stafford,
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and he was meant to be like dashing,
00:47
and big, and strong.
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And I remember arriving on set,
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I don't know how I got cast,
00:52
but it was the opportunity to work
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with Scarlet, and Natalie, and Mark Rylance,
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and so I definitely wasn't gonna say no.
00:59
But I arrived, and I think everyone was looking at me
01:00
going, Why did they cast--.
01:02
I have no idea.
01:03
I have no idea why they cast me,
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but I'm just gonna sit here with my hat on,
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and my big outfit.
01:08
I can't
01:09
I think that was
01:10
Don't question me on the plot.
01:12
(laughing)