Eddie Redmayne’s Most Difficult Moment In ‘The Theory Of Everything’

Since “The Theory of Everything” debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, Eddie Redmayne has been at the forefront of the ever-growing Best Actor race. Not that the 32-year-old star, who portrays Stephen Hawking in the new film, has awards on the brain.

“The stakes felt so high from day one on this, because ultimately Stephen and Jane [Hawking, his ex-wife] are going to watch this film. The fact that they liked it, they were the ultimate critics,” Redmayne told HuffPost Entertainment in September. “That for me meant the world. Anything else that comes with that is wonderful. But that Stephen and Jane loved it is the greatest thing.”

But if Redmayne is nominated, he needn’t worry about finding an Oscar clip. “The Theory of Everything” is loaded with emotional moments, including one harrowing sequence that kept Redmayne awake at night during production.

Toward the end of the film, Hawking comes to America for a speech. As he’s taking audience questions, a woman near the front row drops her pen. Director James Marsh then imagines a moment where Hawking — who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, or ALS, in 1963 — slowly begins to rise out —> Read More Here


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