Thursday, October 30, 2014
Eddie Redmayne doesn't understand why E.J. James was so against him possibly playing Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of her mommy porn bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey.
During a press junket for Les Miserables, a journalist asked Redmayne if he'd ever audition to play the sex-obsessed mogul. After he said yes, James shot the idea down in a very public way.
"She took to her Twitter feed to go, 'Under no circumstances!'" Redmayne remembers in the new issue of Variety. "It was like, all right, all right! Am I that bad? I can put a whip in my hand. I can get all kinky, can't I? Apparently not."
Funny enough, Redmayne's pal Jamie Dornan landed the role. The two were in their early 20s when they first came to Hollywood and hung out with other unknowns like Andrew Garfield and Tom Sturridge. "We used to go to the Standard Hotel in West Hollywood, and split a sandwich between us because that meant we could get cheaper parking," Redmayne remembered. "We'd swim and play table tennis for hours."
Fast forward to today—Redmayne is getting lots of Oscar buzz for his portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
"The blogosphere is salivating over the prospect of him competing with another classical trainer British actor, Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays World War II code breaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game," Variety writer Ramin Setoodeh notes in his Redmayne cover story.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Here is everything we know about the Fifty Shades of Grey movie so far. First of all, the movie is actually happening.
|Fifty shades of grey behind the scenes.|
Work It OutDakota and Jamie got face to face during one particularly heated scene.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Now that we're only four months away from Fifty Shades of Grey's release date (and still sweating that trailer), it's all Grey all the time. Though initial filming wrapped months ago, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson showed up back on set for reshoots this week — and made out! It seems like a good time to check these out, and revisit the rest of the sexy set pictures, which also feature the pair shooting key scenes like their coffee-shop rendezvous, a little bit of kissing.
Is your Fifty Shades of Grey fever out of control right now? Before you go see the doctor, you should probably make it worse (or way better?) by making sure you know everything there is to know about the movie. Here's everything you'll need to foster your obsession, from this week's full trailer to set pictures to where you can find Jamie Dornan until the film's Feb. 13, 2015, release date.
The movie's stars, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, were recently spotted back on set for reshoots, which sources say were necessitated by a distinct lack of chemistry between them. Producers thought the existing footage didn't feel "passionate,"
Jamie Dornan was born on May 1, 1982 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, known for Marie Antoinette (2006), Shadows in the Sun (2009) and Beyond the Rave (2008). He has been married to Amelia Warner since April 27, 2013. They have one child.
Was a Calvin Klein model.
Is the face of the perfume Dior Homme campaign.
Actress Greer Garson was his grandmother's first cousin, making Greer and Jamie first cousins, twice removed.
Played a serious level of rugby in his native Northern Ireland.
Is a huge Manchester United fan (season ticket holder).
Was in a relationship with Keira Knightley for two years. They met on the set of an Asprey photo shoot in 2003.
Personal Quotes (13)
I'm probably the worst person for 'Men's Health' to interview.
I guess I'm just lucky with my genes.
I can't really do the running on hard ground that I used to do. Instead I go swimming as often as possible.
Fairytales are stories that span every generation and they've been around for a long time.
Everyone likes a bit of competition.
It's funny when you know you're playing two characters and you're aware of how you have to play each one into your performance of the other. You're constantly at the back of your mind thinking and it all gets a bit confusing.
I've always needed to bulk up, so until the modeling took off I was ramming Big Macs down my throat and doing plenty of bodyweight work. I'm over the Big Macs now, but I'll still drop down and do my press ups whenever I find the time.
Because I used to play a lot of sport, I've always been in decent enough shape. When I used to get asked to do a bit of body work before a photo shoot I'd lie and say, 'Yeah, I'm going to the gym.' I literally never did anything.
It's not like I cleaned up with girls. I always looked young and I was very small; I hated being 'cute.'
As a viewer, I don't respond well to actors doing more than they need to tell a story. I get really thrown by that, and pissed off. They're doing lots of things, but they could just stand there and say the lines, and it would tell the story in a far more pleasing way.
I don't think Paul Spector, from The Fall (2013) is that bad of a husband. I think he shows good qualities, despite the fact that he hunts and kills innocent women. But I want to show how regular these guys can be.
I'm still auditioning. I don't really have choices in the material I get. So I have to make the choices in the way I play the characters. And I'm happy to get a chance to play Christian Gray.I don't like my physique. Who does? I was a skinny guy growing up, and I still feel like that same skinny kid.