Entertainment Eddie Redmayne has 'wand wrist [and] wizard elbow' after filming duel scenes
Eddie Redmayne's grandma expected wizarding role
'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' actor Eddie Redmayne's grandma "always knew" he'd play a wizard because he adored magic when he was young.Eddie Redmayne's grandma "always knew" he'd play a wizard.
Eddie Redmayne had "wand wrist" and "wizard elbow" after filming the duel scenes for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them'.
The 34-year-old actor - who pays the role of Newt Scamander in the fantasy film - has admitted the magic wand is a "hazard" because both Redmayne and his co-star Colin Farrell, who plays Percival Graves in the production, suffered from sore limbs after rehearsing for the "huge wizard duels" because they were "throwing" their arms around constantly whilst shooting the scene.
Speaking to Time Out magazine about the aftermath of their combats, the dark-haired hunk said: "The wand thing is hilarious. There is a part of you that's seven years old again when the director says 'Choose your wand.' Then you feel like a fool, standing there with a stick in your hand. And there were injuries - wand wrist, wizard elbow.
Did Eddie Redmayne's Darth Vader voice stop him from playing Star Wars baddie Kylo Ren?
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 "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.
"That was genuinely a thing! We were doing these huge wizard duels, throwing your arm around left, right and centre. Colin [Farrell] and I came in one day, and we said to each other: 'Mate, is your arm a bit sore?' It's a hazard."
And the 'Theory of Everything' star, who has four-month-old daughter Iris with his wife Hannah Bagshawe, has revealed he was "zonked" after filming the new film and has decided to take some much needed time off from his busy schedule, which will be the "first time" he has "properly" taken a break from acting.
He explained: "By the end of 'Fantastic Beasts' I was zonked. And Hannah was pregnant. So I've taken time off. Iris arrived and it's been so lovely. It's the first time I've taken time off properly."
However, Redmayne has revealed he isn't coping well with sleep deprivation and is constantly worrying about his daughter.
He explained: "We're still at the stage of getting through the night, trying to keep our child alive. I don't think I've got past the sleep deprivation yet to get to a point of having a more philosophical take! We're just scrabbling through in the most wonderful way."
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