Eddie Redmayne’s ‘wonderful’ advice from Benedict Cumberbatch
Eddie Redmayne finds it "kind of wonderful" getting advice from Benedict Cumberbatch.
The ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ star admits it is "freakin’ odd" how parallel the two actors’ lives are but is glad to have someone to talk to about "the intricacies of the experience" they have both been through.
He told the Daily Beast: "It’s freakin’ odd! You’re absolutely right – there is an oddness to it. I think we’d love to work together someday rather than working in parallel worlds. And we did work together once on a film called ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ where we played Scarlett Johansson’s husbands.
"What is lovely is that the past few years for both of us have been such a ride that it is wonderful to have a pal who you can go and really talk to about the intricacies of the experience. It’s been kind of wonderful. And I found Comic-Con to be this amazing frenzy, but I called Ben and was like, ‘Dude! Talk me through your experience! How do you handle it?!’"
And the 34-year-old actor previously revealed he thinks Benedict and himself have "blagged" their acting careers.
He said: "It’s not a rivalry, no, I just … adore him. And he couldn’t have been more lovely. So kind. He’s staggeringly talented. For both of us though, that whole ride, we were just pinching ourselves, going, ‘Can you believe we’ve blagged it?’"
Meanwhile, Eddie previously admitted getting awards makes him feel "guilty".
He shared: "Awards make me feel guilty. As actors, lest we forget, we are adults being paid a lot of money to dress up and pretend to be someone else. We don’t cure diseases or solve the secrets of the universe! …
"There have been occasions where bad reviews have disturbed me. I’ve worked with some actors who are immune to criticism. But that can also mean you don’t listen you director, that you’ve stopped learning."