I just saw this heartbreaking, breathtakingly poignant moment from "The Danish Girl" where Einar tries to explain to his wife that he felt this man he met last night really saw him for who he was (as a woman, Lili). And I am reminded why Eddie Redmayne is one of my favorite actors of all time. He is incredibly gifted in a way that I can't even wrap my mind around. To anyone who protests against his Oscar (only because I've had this discussion with people who hadn't even seen Eddie's performance in "The Theory of Everything") I'll simply put this:
"What Eddie did, not only physically and mentally but emotionally, is at the far end of what an actor can achieve in a performance."
- James Marsh
“At times I thought Eddie was me,” is what Stephen Hawking has to say. “To my surprise, I was very impressed with the film.” The best compliment an actor could EVER hope for.
I stumbled across this article that chronicles the process from the moments after Eddie got the call offering him the role to after the movie premiered. What an exciting treat to be able to look into the process of one of my favorite performances of all time. My heart is pounding. These are what I call life goals.