EXCLUSIVE: Eddie Redmayne Dishes on His Razzie, 'Harry Potter' and Studying to Be a New Dad

by Lynda Brendish 5:57 PM PST, February 28, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Eddie Redmayne Dishes on His Razzie, 'Harry Potter' and Studying to Be a New Dad

ET caught Eddie Redmayne on the red carpet before the Oscars, where he told us that whatever happens at the show he's going home with at least one award tonight – he just won a Razzie award for Worst Actor!

"I won a Razzie this morning, so I'm leaving L.A. with an award, whatever happens!" he told ET. That win was in the Worst Actor category for his turn in Jupiter Ascending. "I did what I thought was a bold performance, but I think it was a bit disastrous," he joked.

At least he has good company -- other Razzie-winners include Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock, who famously accepted her award for All About Steve in person in 2010.

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Redmayne is attending the Academy Awards for an outstanding performance, however, in The Danish Girl. It is 34-year-old actor's second Oscar nomination. He won Best Actor last year for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. That win also earned him a sweet congratulatory message from the famous physicist himself.

This year, Redmayne is an old pro at the proceedings. "Last year I was a barrel of nerves so I couldn't really take it in -- there was so much adrenaline pumping around my body," he admitted. "So I'm trying to be a bit more chill this year, and my wife and I are trying to sort of enjoy it and really take it in."

This time next year the couple will be new parents, so hopefully they really do make the most of it! Especially since it sounds like The Danish Girl actor has plenty of studying to do for the role of dad. "It's so exciting. We have just got a couple of baby books," he said. "I'm quite a pathetic reader but there's going to come a moment -- once all this madness is over -- when I start educating myself!"

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Also on the radar is the 34-year-old actor's upcoming role in the Harry Potter –universe's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film. "It was the most magical, wonderful, exciting experience making it. I hope we've done it justice."

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