Monday, December 22, 2014

Eddie on BBC Radio 4 Tonight - LA Times Hollywood Sessions and The Envelope Screening

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones talk to John Wilson about their new film The Theory of Everything 
about the physicist Stephen Hawking

Variety: The 59 Best Performances of 2014
1. Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything."
In a year of big transformations, Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking was the best. The 32-year-old actor spent four months studying Hawking's life and interviewing sufferers of ALS. He shed 15 pounds and wore prosthetic ears to give the impression that his body had shrunk. Since James Marsh's biopic wasn't shot in sequence, Redmayne had to portray different stages of the disease on the same day. Like Charlize Theron in “Monster” or Daniel Day-Lewis in “My Left Foot,” “Theory” is a career-defining moment for Redmayne, who inhabits his character so deeply, you forget you're watching a performance...
25. Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything"
The British ingénue who broke out in “Like Crazy” finally gets an worthy follow-up act. On my second viewing of “Theory,” I was astonished by how hard Jones works–like Jane Hawking did in real life–to prop up her man....(via)

You forget Redmayne is acting as he’s absolutely become the character, 
utterly disappearing into the part. -Chris Bumbray (x)

LA Times: Oscars Round Table: Five actors on faking confidence, the Batsuit and tea breaks
Eddie Redmayne: “.I always find fear helpful. It doesn’t feel like it at the time but after the event, it can be helpful.”

LA Times: 'Hollywood Sessions': Lead Actor contenders - videos

 video captures

My related post: 
News - Times Talks aired on CUNY TV - Hollywood Sessions TV Series - fan adventures

Features Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Steve Carell, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey, Jr.
Related posts with video gifsets, captures and pics from Kirk McCoy's photoshoot for LA Times

On portraying Stephen Hawking: "I was so nervous the whole way through making it. When Stephen 
and Jane, his first wife, saw it and it met with their approval, it was the most wonderful thing." 
Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times (x) more fom this shoot here

(an interesting old article - published on Nov. 7, 2014 - with movie clip and Envelope Screening videos)
Actors can engage in plenty of odd pre-performance rituals. But when it comes to moments you’d rather strangers not see, few compare to hanging out in a London park mimicking Stephen Hawking.
That was life for Eddie Redmayne in the months before he took on the scientist in the new biopic “The Theory of Everything.” Redmayne would practice Hawking’s physicality through the ages while a movement coach captured it all on camera. Then the actor would study the footage and go out and do it all over again.
“It was a little like shooting a love scene,” Redmayne said over lunch at the Waldorf Astoria recently. “You knew it was good for the movie, but there was also a bit of 'can we get out of here?’” more

The Envelope screening clips in the article:
(Envelope Screening Series Q&A for The Theory of Everything at ArcLight Sherman Oaks on Oct. 27, 2014 
with Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Anthony McCarten and Lisa Bruce)

Anthony McCarten said in the third video: It took eight years to get that permission, but it was a rich journey and I'm grateful for it now. Someone asked me the other day - What if you got permission immediately? - Well I would not have Felicity Jones and I would not have Eddie Redmayne in these roles and if I was given the choice now, I've wait the ten years to get this type of actors.


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