The British star is nominated for best actor in a drama for his performance as transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl, while DiCaprio received his 11th nod for his gruelling turn as Hugh Glass in revenge saga The Revenant.
The pair, who were also both nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday, are widely regarded as the favourites in the category and appear poised to secure Oscar nominations when they are announced next year.
Actor Daniel Radcliffe says that’s he is jealous of the wonderful wizard outfit Eddie Redmayne got to wear in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, reported Female First.
Eddie is playing the role of Newt Scamander in the film and Daniel cannot believe he gets to wear such an impressive outfit when had to don a “zip top” as boy wizard Harry.
“Oh Eddie, in your brilliant costume. I got jeans and a zip top for 10 years and you’ve got a great coat already?” said Daniel, who portrayed the role of Harry Potter in all eight movies from 2001 to 2011. He also admitted that it would be odd for him to watch someone else take on the role in the upcoming London West End stage show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. (Also Read: Eddie Redmayne Set for Harry Potter Spin-Off)
The 26-year-old actor said: “It’s weird. But I’m happy for it to go on without me. I’ve no ownership of it.” When asked if he’ll go and watch the production, he added, “Now that I know (Harry’s in it) I actually really want to see it. It would be a mental thing to try and see it with lots of very excited Harry Potter fans. But I kind of would like to know what happens now.”
Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, returns to the screen this week with another transformational performance in The Danish Girl. Directed by Tom Hooper, the film tells the story of artist and transgender pioneer Lili Elbe — the first known recipient of gender confirmation surgery — and wife Gerda Wegener (Redmayne and Alicia Vikander).
During a video interview at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year, Redmayne, Hooper, and Vikander spoke to EW about what drew them to Lili and Gerda’s story, and how they tried to tell it.
“I read [the script] and it was profoundly moving, and a story about love and what it takes to be authentic, what it takes to be yourself,” Redmayne said. “So I sort of jumped on board, and then I started meeting people from the trans community and people of different generations and hearing their stories. Across the board, every single woman I met said, ‘Ask me anything. There is no question, there is no territory that you can’t [ask]’ in order to educate me as a cisgender person.”
Then, Redmayne said, he “looked at Lili’s story and then some of Gerda’s paintings and began to try and accumulate all that, and find some of her in me.”
Hooper added, “We wanted to capture both the release from anxiety of becoming your true self but also the release into anxiety of going on a transition journey in the 1920s, when there was no support, no predecessor for this kind of journey.”
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Most people who have heard about Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl know that it tells the real-life story of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe, a painter in 1920s Rotterdam who was the first known recipient of gender confirmation surgery. The film (in theaters Nov. 27) follows roughly a decade in the life of Lili (Eddie Redmayne) as she faces both cultural and medical challenges in her journey toward her true identity.
In this clip depicting one of the film’s sweetest romantic moments, we witness the undeniable chemistry between Lili, known here as Einer, and her painter wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander), who’s also a painter.
Amber Heard costars in the film as a coquettish friend of the couple — and in this scene, acts as the instigator of a flirtatious conversation, in which Einer and Gerda describe their first kiss. In an unorthodox gesture for such a tender scene, the characters talk not to each other but about each other. They stand on opposite sides of a table and never touch. But watch the temperature in the room change when Gerda, playfully uttering a line that will come to speak volumes, says, “It was like kissing myself.”
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It seems like live-action movie adaptation of classic action-adventure cartoons have instantly becoming a trend now.
With “Transformers,” “G.I. Joe” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” all being made available for the new generation through live-action movies, reports of “Thundercats” having its own version grow rampant.
While there have been no official announcement yet, big names in Hollywood are reportedly trying to make the “Thundercats” live-action movie happen.
Among those is “The Theory of Everything” star Eddie Redmayne.
Redmayne revealed to Yahoo! News that he would love to be in the cast if ever the film pushes forward.
“Please, I’m desperate to do Bananaman,” Redmayne said.
“Bananaman is this great guy who eats a banana, and he becomes Bananaman. He’s the one that I’ve always wanted to play, to the extent that Andrew Garfield – an old pal – was asked in an interview, ‘If you could play any superhero other than Spider-Man, who would you play?’ And he was thinking about it, and the interviewer was like, ‘Bananaman?’ And Andrew was like, ‘No, Eddie’s playing that.'”
“I’d like to play Snarf,” he added.
In addition to Redmayne, Total Film reported that that “X-Men Days of Future Past” star James McAvoy has also expressed his intentions to join “Thundercats” live-action movie.
“I would love to see a Thundercats movie but it’s never going to happen,” McAvoy admitted in an interview, which can be viewed here. “Lion-O is something great for any actor out there.”
In fact he was amazed with the fan made trailer “Thundercats” including Hugh Jackman, Vin Diesel and Brad Pitt.
“There is a great trailer for Thundercats where they took Brad Pitt and made him Lion-O, Hugh Jackman as Tygra and Vin Diesel as Panthro,” the 35-year-old actor said.
Apparently, award-wining video game director Jerry O’Flaherty is already in talks to helm “Thundercats” live-action movie adaptation under Warner Bros, Variety previously reported.
“It feels like a natural thing for me to step into,” O’Faherty said of the “Thundercats” project. “Games have come so far now. The last four years of my life have been about bringing the energy of filmmaking into the videogame experience.”
There’s nothing impossible in Hollywood, there might be a chance that Eddie Redmayne and James McAvoy would be in the same film.
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Eddie Redmayne did his homework for his role as transgender woman Lili Elbe in “The Danish Girl.”
“To prepare for this part, I read people’s stories, studied their art, collected their thoughts, met transgender communities in LA,” the 33-year-old Oscar winner told the New York Post. “I immersed myself in their lives and knew every transgender woman I could. I met their partners.”
“Everyone’s generosity in educating me was enormous,” he continued. “Very giving, they’d say, ‘No question I won’t answer in order to explain to you.'”
“This true story took place in 1920. No known predecessor or community then. Nobody could comprehend this,” Redmayne explained. “In the beginning, these ladies said they’d use too much makeup. Their clothes, like for a teenage girl, were too feminine.”
“All knew early they’d been born into some different-gender body and to unravel herself each tried to work out who they were,” he added. “Living as a man, they wore high starched collars, tailored suits, like some scaffolding of masculinity.”
Dear Muggles, don’t worry. You’re not gone forever.
J.K. Rowling has surprised and teased her fans a lot this year with the upcoming spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Harry Potter prequel, based on the fictional textbook in the film and book series, follows Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who collects said fantastic beasts and magical creatures in his magically expansive suit case. We don’t know a ton about the new movie, besides that it finds Newt in New York in the 1920s for unknown reasons as American wizards are kept in hiding. But it’s this whole wizarding-world-in-America thing that’s had fans freaking out.
First, Rowling revealed that, yes, there is an American version of Hogwarts. Fans, rightfully, lost it. But earlier this week, Entertainment Weekly’s Fantastic Beasts cover story revealed something way more profoundly shocking: muggles aren’t called muggles in America. Instead us silly Americans call them “no-maj” (pronounced “no madge” as in “no magic”). Fans unsurprisingly, refused to accept the change. But is the word “muggle” forever gone from all future iterations of the Potterverse? ScreenCrush got to the bottom of it.
During a special New York screening of Redmayne’s upcoming period piece The Danish Girl, in which he plays transgender pioneer Lili Elbe, the first person to undergo a successful gender confirmation surgery, I caught up with the actor. Fear not, Redmayne addressed this “no-maj” business – I will say, when pronounced by Redmayne in his British accent, the funky word does sound a bit more convincing. When asked about the fan reaction to the new word, the Oscar-winner assured that “muggle” will still be a word you hear in Fantastic Beasts:
Yeah, but they haven’t changed the word ‘muggle.’ This is the important thing, the word ‘muggle’ has not been changed, the word ‘muggle’ still exists. It’s just different nationalities. The word ‘muggle’ will definitely be in Fantastic Beasts, I can put it that way.
Redmayne, who had just arrived in New York to introduce The Danish Girl with director Tom Hooper, said he was hopping on a plane back to the Fantastic Beasts set in the U.K. the next morning. Despite the fact that Redmayne won the Oscar last year for his portrayal as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything and may likely win again this year for Danish, he’s still amazed he’s starring in a Harry Potter prequel. “There was a whole period where every actor in the world in England was getting the opportunity to be in this film, particularly ones with red hair,” he said with a laugh. “It was a bit like, Wait a second, I don’t even get an audition? But then it was certainly worth the wait.”
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also stars Katherine Waterson, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller and Samantha Morton and opens November 20, 2016. But before we get a taste of magic, Redmayne will star alongside Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl, which opens November 27.