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Entertainment Did Eddie Redmayne's Darth Vader voice stop him from playing Star Wars baddie Kylo Ren?

16:42  09 november  2016
16:42  09 november  2016 Source:   ibtimes.co.uk

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In the same year that Eddie Redmayne won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in biographical drama The Theory Of Everything, he also won a worst supporting actor Razzie Award for his performance as villain Balem Abrasax in fantasy sci-fi Jupiter Ascending. Now, it' s been revealed that the British Speaking in a recent interview with Uproxx, Redmayne was asked about the audition that he first mentioned on Happy Sad Confused podcast last year. He confirmed that he went up for the role of Kylo Ren , the film' s main antagonist, ultimately played by Adam Driver, going on to note that

Eddie Redmayne revealed that he auditioned for the role of Kylo Ren in " Stars Wars : The Force Awakens" two years ago. In fact, Redmayne had a “catastrophically bad” reading for the “ Star Wars ” villain. “They gave me like a ‘ Star Trek’ scene — or like something from ‘Pride and Prejudice.’ It was one of those films,” Redmayne said. “With films that top secret, they don’t give you the actual lines. So they give you a scene from ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ but then they tell you you’re auditioning for the baddie .

Eddie Redmayne © John Phillips / Getty Eddie Redmayne

In the same year that Eddie Redmayne won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in biographical drama The Theory Of Everything, he also won a worst supporting actor Razzie Award for his performance as villain Balem Abrasax in fantasy sci-fi Jupiter Ascending. Now, it's been revealed that the British actor almost played another bad guy in space – perhaps in the hope that he could redeem himself – in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but thanks to his "pretty catastrophically bad" audition he failed to land the part.

Speaking in a recent interview with Uproxx, Redmayne was asked about the audition that he first mentioned on Happy Sad Confused podcast last year. He confirmed that he went up for the role of Kylo Ren, the film's main antagonist, ultimately played by Adam Driver, going on to note that he thinks he might not have been given the role because of his "hilarious" baddie impersonations...

Eddie Redmayne didn't know there'd be five Fantastic Beasts films

  Eddie Redmayne didn't know there'd be five Fantastic Beasts films Eddie Redmayne admits it came as a shock when it was announced there will be five 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them' movies.The Oscar-winning actor plays magizoologist Newt Scamander in the upcoming first installment of J.K. Rowling's series, and he admitted the recent announcement the planned trilogy is being extended by an additional two films came as a "complete shock" to the cast.

Eddie Redmayne is noted for his Oscar winning turn as Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, as well as his breakout role in Les Miserables, and another Oscar nominated performance in The Danish Girl. Very soon, Redmayne will also star in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as Magizoologist Newt Scamander; the film is written by J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates, taking Harry Potter fans back in time to the Wizarding World of 1926 New York. There’s no doubting Redmayne ’ s talents, and he plays very varied roles, too, which is great, but did you know he was

Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne may be the star of the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie, but the Harry Potter spinoff was not his first chance to be a part of the iconic franchise. He recently revealed that he auditioned for the role of Bill Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I, which ultimately went to Domnhall Gleeson; an actor that Redmayne claims has beaten him out for other roles in the recent past. So when Redmayne revealed that he had also auditioned for Star Wars : The Force Awakens, the presumption is that Gleeson beat him out for the role of General Hux.

"They gave me like a Star Trek scene – or like something from Pride and Prejudice. It was one of those films. With films that top secret, they don't give you the actual lines," Redmayne explained to the publication. "So they give you a scene but then they tell you you're auditioning for the baddie. If you're me, you then put some ridiculous voice on.

"That was really a hilarious moment," he continued. "Because it was Nina Gold, who I have to thank a lot because she's cast me in several films. And she was just sitting there and I was trying again and again with different versions of my kind of 'koohh paaaah' [Darth Vader breathing sound] voice. And after like ten shots she's like, 'You got anything else?' I was like, 'No.'"

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them © Warner Bros Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

And the rest is now history... But while he may well have missed out on joining Disney's Star Wars franchise, Redmayne will next be seen in his own developing series of movies as magizoologist Newt Scamander in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

Original author and screenwriter of the adaptation JK Rowling confirmed that the film would have four sequels at a fan event in London last month, hinting that later films would introduce viewers to a much younger version of powerful wizard, Albus Dumbledore.

Directed by Potter veteran David Yates and also starring Carmen Ejogo, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterston, Jon Voight and Colin Farrell, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is scheduled to reach UK and US cinemas on 18 November 2016.

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