In the February issue of Interview magazine, The Theory of Everything actor and Golden Globes winner Eddie Redmayne is the cover story. Jennifer Lawrence interviewed the actor for the feature, and also delves into some The Hunger Games talks.
Read excerpts from the story below:
JENNIFER LAWRENCE: I watched The Theory of Everything with my jaw dropped the entire time. You were so fantastic! I didn’t even know some of that was possible.
EDDIE REDMAYNE: Well, thank you. When I was cast, my mate Charlie Cox, who plays Jonathan in the film, said, “If you get the opportunity to play Stephen Hawking, you have no option but to give it your everything. You have to give 8,000 percent.”
LAWRENCE: Did that scare you?
REDMAYNE: Oh, it was petrifying!
LAWRENCE: That would scare the shit out of me.
REDMAYNE: You do that thing of trying to chase down the job, sounding incredibly confident because you never think you’ll get it. And then you get offered the job, and you have a moment of euphoria, and then you basically want to be sick for the first year.
LAWRENCE: I don’t know if you get this, but I get embarrassed really easily when I have to have big meltdown scenes. Do you get self-conscious?
REDMAYNE: Are you kidding me? I’m just one gigantic ball of rancid fear and self-consciousness. I’m entirely fueled by fear, so the fact that I knew it could be a catastrophic disaster made me unable to sleep, and made me work quite hard.
REDMAYNE: Are you guys finished with Hunger Games now?
LAWRENCE: I think we’re done with the press tour. I’ve got, like, one more thing to shoot for Hunger Games. We just have one scene to do for the end.
REDMAYNE: It’s over? Wowzer. That’s quite intense. That’s, like, several years of your life.
LAWRENCE: I know. I’m not happy about it at all.
REDMAYNE: Wait, can’t they write some more?
LAWRENCE: I know, right? I would totally do it. And now Liam [Hemsworth]’s doing a movie in Australia for two months. It’s the longest that the three of us have ever spent apart.
REDMAYNE: Are you like siblings?
LAWRENCE: Yeah. We were just on the plane, and Josh [Hutcherson] was eating something that I don’t like—salmon or something. I was eating my own snack and he kept eating my snack. I was going to share with him because I’m not an asshole, but then finally I was like, “I can’t eat your snack. So it’s not fair that you’re eating my snack!” Our security guard just started laughing at us. And we were like, “It’s been a lot of years!” [laughs]
Read the full interview here.