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Tom Hiddleston Once Played an Elephant Leg to Eddie Redmayne's Lead Character in a School Play

by Jennifer Drysdale 8:50 PM PST, February 17, 2017
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Tom Hiddleston and Eddie Redmayne had impressive talent even as children. Well, maybe one just a little more than the other.

During a recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Hiddleston revealed that he and Redmayne appeared together in a school play -- though Redmayne's role came with slightly more recognition.

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"He was a great talent, even then. He was a huge star, and we were in a school production of A Passage to India by E.M. Forster," the Kong: Skull Island star recalled.

"It was an all-boys school, and the great Eddie Redmayne, now Oscar-winning Eddie Redmayne, was playing the female lead. And in A Passage to India, there's an expedition to this cultural landmark called the Marabar Caves by elephant," he continued. "And I'm delighted to reveal that I played the front, right leg of the elephant that Eddie Redmayne was riding on."

"We were holding a table with a cushion on top of it, and also a table cloth to cover our faces," Hiddleston confessed to laughter, "because our bodies are the elephant."

Watch below:

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Though Redmayne did win an Oscar in 2015, Hiddleston isn't doing so bad himself. The 36-year-old actor took home a Golden Globe last month for his work on The Night Manager.

See more in the video below.

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