Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne on the huge pressure of filming Les Miserables

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  • EXCLUSIVE! Les Miserables star Eddie Redmayne caught up with Marie Claire about the Oscar-nominated film and his fashion career

    Les Miserables with its tragic, historic, plot couldn’t be more different from Twilight’s epic love saga, but Eddie Redmayne, who plays Marius in the movie adaptation of the musical, believes the fanbases are scarily similar.


    Speaking to Marie Claire online, Eddie admitted it wasn’t the live singing or his very famous co-stars that made him nervous about Les Miserables, it was the story’s following.

    He said: ‘What made me nervous was the weight of expectation. Les Miserables has so many hard core Twilight-style fans of which the cast were some of them.

    ‘It was a weird mixture of having the weight of the Les Mis fans and the world on one shoulder and your own sense of expectation on the other.’

    But what you can expect are some spectacular performances and not just from Oscar-nominated Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman. Eddie himself moves between three different plots, some of which were very intense, something he recalls, saying:

    ‘There were weird moments [on set] where my character has this quite tragic song – Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, which you sort of have to go there and commit to it. And other times I had these really romantic scenes and we were getting church giggles afterwards.’


    While he may excel at making films, Eddie has also modelled for Burberry, although, rather endearingly, was pretty modest about that side of things.

    When asked how he felt about being one of the famous faces in men’s fashion he told us: ‘It’s not something I have ever thought about or ever aspired to. Christopher Bailey is a great bastion and supporter of the arts in Britain.

    ‘He finds young musicians, artists, and actors and he supports that. So that’s really through Burberry that, I’m even seen in that [fashion] world. It’s all thanks to him.’

    Les Miserables is out now.

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