Eddie Redmayne's life hasn't changed

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 January 2016
Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne insists he isn't an A-lister and his life hasn't changed since he won an Oscar

Eddie Redmayne insists "nothing has changed" since he won an Oscar.

The 33-year-old actor picked up the Best Actor prize at last year's ceremony for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything' but he doesn't think taking home the prestigious trophy has had an impact on his career.

He said: "I am not in that league [the A list], I'm not Brad Pitt, I'm not Will Smith, nothing has really changed.

"It's about what scripts come my way and if you're lucky enough that they feel right, then you go with it."

However, Eddie - who can next be seen playing transgender pioneer Lili Elbe in 'The Danish Girl' - admits he can't comprehend just how successful he's been.

He added: "My dream was to get work as an actor, not to win an Oscar, but the fact I've managed to achieve both, and get the opportunity to play people like Lili and Stephen, it's more than I can comprehend sometimes."

After winning the Oscar, Eddie returned to work on 'The Danish Girl' and is grateful he was kept busy away from the "aftermath" of the ceremony.

He told Britain's OK! magazine: "Everyone thinks your life changes but it doesn't.

"You go back to work, which was literally back onto 'The Danish Girl', and actually I'm glad I was in the middle of production because it allowed me to envelope myself in the job and not get tangled up with the aftermath."

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