Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones Faced Rejection Together For Many Years
Here’s what The Theory of Everything co-stars had to share:
Felicity on working with Eddie for the first time: “Eddie and I have spent many years auditioning for film and TV projects together, and being turned down together. And then commiserating together. But this was the first time we’d worked together.”
Eddie on spending four months visiting an ALS clinic and meeting with survivors of the debilitating disease to research his film role: “I’d go to the clinic, and the doctor would meet the patients and say, ‘There’s a guy playing Stephen Hawking here. Would you be interested in talking to him?’” I’m so in their debt. All of them had been given a death sentence of some description, of two to 10 years. And yet across the board they were living their lives fully and passionately and with great humor, and it was greatly inspiring. I’m one of these people who gets caught up in the anxieties and foibles of the most banal stuff. So it was a great reminder that we only have one life and how we all have obstacles in front of us, but how you want to overcome them is what defines us.”
Eddie on if his next role can live up to his performance as Stephen Hawking: “Oh, God, I don’t think I can ever think that way. If our dream is to create interesting stories and play interesting people, they don’t come more extraordinary than Stephen and Jane. I think it’s so rare in one’s lifetime to get the opportunity to tell one of those. I feel really lucky for that. I try not to think of my jobs as competitive with each other. Just retaining employment, frankly, is a wonderful thing.”
For more on Eddie and Felicity, visit Yahoo.com!
10+ pictures inside of Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones posing for Yahoo Style…