Eddie Redmayne Reveals the Easiest Part of Playing Stephen Hawking
One of the most buzzed-about movies at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (not to mention a personal favorite of ours) was the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, which stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones as the famous British theoretical physicist and his first wife, Jane Wilde. It's a deeply moving film that will make you laugh, cry, and think. Not only is the story both heartbreaking and incredibly inspiring — Hawking was diagnosed with motor neuron disease at 21 and was given only two years to live — but Redmayne's near-perfect performance is guaranteed to have you rooting for him next award season. While promoting the film in San Francisco, the actor chatted with us about everything from his fears and thought process to the grueling physical and emotional transformation he went through to portray Stephen Hawking. Keep reading for our interview, and be sure to see The Theory of Everything when it hits theaters this weekend.