Friday, March 31, 2017

Quotes from the 'Madame Figaro' interview - photos by Simon Emmett

More photos from the Eddie Redmayne photoshoot for 'Madame Figaro Magazine'

..."I have always conceived fashion as an art. My father passed to me his sense of style, and 
he always told me that a well-cut suit is like an armor that gives confidence. But to work with
a photographer, I also need to invent a story and live it, to slip into someone else's shoes. Here, 
I thought of James Dean, Michael Caine ... Difficult to split their personality of their game. "
We can better understand what his partner Michelle Williams meant about the shooting of My 
Week With Marilyn, by Simon Curtis, where he played a young assistant-director of love for the 
vulnerable Hollywood star. "Eddie does not interpret his character. He embodies it totally and with
such intensity that it becomes disturbing. I had this strange sensation of having his character 
in front of me, who suddenly appeared out of the big screen to play Eddie Redmayne"...

He sees himself at 10, with his hair "color fire", as he describes himself laughing, 
auditioning for a musical comedy of Irving Berlin. "I found myself in the midst of 
seven hundred kids. I was terrified and I was not taken. But as Oscar Wilde said: 
"You always have to aim for the moon, because even if you fail, you land in the stars.
"Over the course of his career, Redmayne has more than once " landed in the stars "...

His friend Jennifer Lawrence, also impressed by his performance (as 
Stephen Hawking in TToE), had said to him: "You are extraordinary, but 
you have to be a masochist to sacrifice your body and mind to the cinema ..."
In this photo studio in Tottenham, Redmayne blushed and burst out laughing 
when he was reminded of Lawrence's ironical praise: "Like every actor, 
I surely have a certain amount of masochism, aggravated by an obsessive 
desire to restore as pure as possible the complexity of a character or a text, 
he acknowledges. Often people ask me if I do not get bored playing the same 
play for nine months every night, as I did as an assistant of the painter Mark 
Rothko in London and then on Broadway in Red (for which he won the 
Laurence Olivier Award and the Tony Award for Best Actor). The answer is 
no ! Because the greatness of the theater is to dig every night and to seek the 
perfect harmony as in music, or the decisive moment as in photography. "...

Chopin is an obsession for him: "I was so moved when I discovered the 
plaster casting of his hand at the Museum of Romantic Life in Paris! Paris, 
a city he loves and where he would like to live: "I spent two months there 
with my wife this year," he told us in a charming French and with an accent 
he describes as "ridiculous" Apologizing. It is also in France that he 
discovered painting: "My parents have a house near Saint-Tropez, where 
I still stay regularly. My first emotions, I felt them in a small museum, the 
Annonciade, before the drawings of Matisse. He has the gift of capturing a 
whole and restoring it with an economy of means, of traits. What elegance ! "...

An old from 2007 for GQ by Simon Emmett
Eddie Redmayne, Toby Jones and Michael Sheen in GQ May 2007
Scan by k280-2

The quotes are translated from French to English by me. Neither is my native language, sorry for the accidental mistakes.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

TBT - Fantastic Beasts Japan TV interview - November 2016

All the cast, everyone who works with you talks about - you know - how…you have a good heart… 
- Ahhh… - …and you’re charming, and you’re intelligent… - It’s not’s not true… 
- But I think it’s… true - you know - you’re of course handsome, you’re accomplish actor, 
you’re even dress wee, you sing well… 

my screenshots and collage from the video linked in the post

Tweet of the day via bespokeredmayne

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Explore the set of Fantastic Beasts - 360 video from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World

Eddie and Katherine admire the details of the set, the pastries in the bakery'swindow
 "It's incredible, with all these amazing perion details..." (Katherine Waterston)
You find videos about the creation of the twenties New York on the 
DVD/Blu-ray, including 360° videos - Release date 28 March 2017

"It's pretty mindblowing to me...a moment earlier with Dan. I was standing on the top of the stairs of
the bank, and just looking down, and the scale of extras, the scale of the set, the detail of the set, it felt
like - with all the kind of manholes fuming, it felt like as it were old age Hollywood, here in Watford."

The vast, realistic sets on the Warner Bros. Leavesden backlot will make you feel like you
traveled back to 1920s New York City in this #FantasticBeasts 360 video.

He looks very short in these screenshots, because the panoramic camera distorts
the image, but at least we can see what would he look like as Bilbo Baggins 😂.
I made some correction (strech), here are my modified pics.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Red Nose Day 2017 - Stephen Hawking's New Voice

Stephen Hawking has had the same trademark voice for 30 years and has now decided
it's time for a change. Watch him view the audition tapes from hopeful celebrities...
Written by Daniel Audritt, Kat Butterfield, Jon Aird and the cast.

Eddie Redmayne, who took home the Oscar for his portrayal of Hawking in the film The Theory 
of Everything, sent in his tape — though he was a little annoyed that he even had to audition. 
 “So what is it, like a sequel?” he said. “If they want me to go through that again they’re going 
to have to pay me a s—load of cash.” Hawking’s decision? You’ll have to listen to find out! 
 The celebrity-studded Red Nose Day, which is mounted by Comic Relief, 
airs live on BBC One in the U.K. on Friday night, 
and will air in the U.S. on May 25 on NBC. (x)
A special TV sequel to the 2003 film Love Actually also airing
as part of the British charity's Red Nose Day telethon.(x)

Eddie is also helping Comic Relief, having voiced a special audiobook 
version of J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them,
If you want to support the charity, you can donate here

Actor to metamorphoses - Madame Figaro 2017 March issue

Eddie Redmayne covering Madame Figaro (source bespokeredmayne)

 Photos by Simon Emmett for Madame Figaro, March 2017
(source: hardyness)

Excerpts translated to English (via eddieredmayneforlife): 
“Today, Eddie Redmayne confesses to feel the need to have a break in his career. Visibly attached to the values 
​​of the family, he describes with tenderness and humor his new role as father of little Iris , born last June of his marriage with Hannah Bagshawe. “I wanted to take a sabbatical after my last shoot and stay in London, where 
I live with my wife and daughter. Read, go to exhibitions, relearn to take time to recharge,” he explains. 
“A graduate in art history from the prestigious Trinity College in Cambridge , Redmayne tells us that this passion goes back to his childhood when he began sketching a few notes on a girl’s piano, a summer in the south of the France . He was 5 years old and has never stopped playing … even if he had to wait years before he could afford 
his own piano, with the money he earned in the film adaptation of Musical comedy Les Misérables (2012).Chopin 
is an obsession for him: “I was so moved when I discovered the plaster casting of his hand at the Museum of Romantic Life in Paris!””

Cover photo by Simon Emmett without text (source: eddie-redmayne-italian-blog)

(with more photos)