Eddie Redmayne Interview – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – “we are adults being paid a lot of money to dress up and pretend to be someone else”
Eddie Redmayne has had his share of demanding roles of late. First there was his Oscar-winning performance as physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything followed by his no less dramatic portrayal of Danish painter and transgender pioneer Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl.
Q: After winning an Oscar and being nominated again for The Danish Girl, how do you feel about the whole awards show processs?
REDMAYNE: I’ve been very fortunate but they make me feel guilty. As actors, lest we forget, we are adults being paid a lot of money to dress up and pretend to be someone else. We don’t cure diseases or solve the secrets of the universe or any other secrets for that matter.
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