Eddie Redmayne’s daughter ‘shouts’ at him
Eddie Redmayne’s baby daughter "shouts" at him.
The 34-year-old actor’s little girl Iris, whom he has with his wife Hannah Bagshawe, may only be four months old but she’s already worked out how to use her lungs to their full potential as she prefers to screech, in stead of grizzle, when she wants feeding, her bottom changed or just some attention.
Speaking to People.com, he said: "Hilariously she’s learned to shout. She doesn’t cry much, but she’s learned to shout.
"Maybe she wants you to turn the light off. It’s hilarious, she’ll just be sitting there going, ‘Behhhhh!’ Like, what is that noise? From this tiny little thing. She doesn’t sound like a sheep, but it definitely doesn’t sound like a noise that could come from someone so small."
And, although she’s already very vocal, the ‘Danish Girl’ star loves going in to see her in the morning before he goes to work because she’s so happy.
When asked what his favourite thing is, he explained: "It’s in the morning. If Iris has managed to sleep through the night and then you hear a gentle squeak and you go in [her room] and turn on the light … and the massive grin that’s like, ‘It’s a whole new day.’ That’s probably the greatest thing."
Eddie seems to have taken to fatherhood like a duck to water but he recently admitted that nothing could have prepared him for being a parent.
He said: "I don’t think anything can prepare you. The amazing thing is everything that everyone tells you beforehand – which is all cliché – is true. You’ve heard it all before and yet when you’re experiencing it, it feels like the first time and you suddenly start telling everyone these things as if they’re completely new and original thoughts. And they’re like, ‘Yeah that’s the cliché.’ But all the things like different parts of your heart opening … it’s really extraordinary. There’s this amazing thing with children – whenever you’re having a bit of a tired moment or something, it’s like she’s always just one stop ahead of you, smiling you along. It’s great."