Isn’t he just lovely? Eddie Redmayne, winner of an Academy Award for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, second-time contender for his role in The Danish Girl, has revealed in an interview with GQ that he occasionally sends money to Drama students who are struggling to pay their rent.
In his interview, he said that having parents who lived in London afforded him “the greatest privilege” of being able to live in the capital rent-free as he looked for work. Now that he’s made his break and is reaping in the glories of success, Redmayne frequently receives requests for financial aid from university students who struggle to cope with the expensive lifestyle London demands. Let’s just give that wonderful act a charity a moment to sink in.
And we’re back. Eddie Redmayne’s latest project, The Danish Girl, sees him in perhaps his most challenging role yet (and this is a man who played Stephen Hawking) as Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of gender reassignment surgery. The role is tipped to be a success at the Oscars and if it is, it will mark Redmayne’s entry into the pantheon of actors that have won more than one Oscar (only 7 of whom are British). Perhaps then I can talk to him about my student loans. The Danish Girl is in cinemas now and stars Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Wishaw and Matthias Schoenaerts. Check out the trailer below.