Eddie Redmayne uses public transport

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 November 2016
Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne insists it "isn't a problem" for him to take the underground as it is the best way to get around London

Eddie Redmayne still uses public transport, despite his global fame.

The Oscar-winning actor insists it "isn't a problem" boarding the underground train as he thinks it is the easiest way to get around his home city of London.

He said: "It's really not a problem at all. How else do you get around London? I mean, in the sense that the traffic is so awful."

However, the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them' actor admits he will often make a hasty exit from the train if he gets recognised and someone tries to take a sneaky picture.

Explaining his reaction when he realises someone has taken his photo, he said: "You just have this really awkward 37 seconds before you run off the train in embarrassment.

"'You're like, 'Oh, I get it. But couldn't you have asked?' Of course, people go, 'That's what you've signed up for.' Maybe they're right."

Eddie - who has four-month-old daughter Iris with wife Hannah - gets photographed wherever he goes, but tries not to worry about it too much.

He said: "Your mind starts going to a weird place."

While the 'Danish Girl' star is instantly recognisable these days, he wasn't always a big name and he struggled to get cast opposite Julianne Moore in 'Savage Grace' because producers couldn't secure financial backing with him attached to the project.

Eddie was initially cast before the film lost his financing, and then heard the project was back on so insisted on auditioning again - and was again blocked from the role until Julianne intervened.

He recalled to Britain's Esquire magazine: "I remember calling my agent who said, 'The financier behind the film doesn't think you're a big enough name, and your name is not on the list of bankability.' There's a list, apparently.

"I flew myself over to New York, I auditioned and auditioned and got cast again, but got told that this financier had again said no. It ended up being Julianne Moore fighting for me to do the part. She was incredibly kind to me, really put her neck out."

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