It takes more than a village to make an award-worthy performance--it takes a million tiny moments that together create a film or TV show more magical than its parts. This week, ETonline talks with Golden Globe nominees about all the big and small ways stars have to align for a great idea to make it to the screen.
Eddie Redmayne transformed into Stephen Hawking for his Golden Globe-nominated role in The Theory of Everything. But the recently married actor has style as well as substance: British GQ just named him the world's best dressed man.
ETonline: How did you first become aware of the role?
Eddie Redmayne: I read the script. Working Title, who made Les Miserables, were making it. And I fought pretty hard to get [The Theory of Everything's director] James Marsh on the phone. And then James Marsh took me to a pub.
A business meeting in a pub? What was that like?
It was a Tuesday afternoon and he said, 'What do you want to drink?' And I didn’t know whether to go with booze or caffeine. I said, 'Beer,' and he said [to the bartender]: 'OK, Eddie will have a beer. I'll have a coffee.'
How did that decision work out for you?
He then proceeded to have six coffees and got wired. I had six pints [of beer] and got drunk. And somehow along the way, we revealed our inner fears. And he kindly offered me the job. So that’s how it all came about.