Eddie Redmayne to Present at Golden Globes This Weekend
Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) has already been nominated for a Golden Globe for his role as Lili in The Danish Girl, but we’ve just learned that he will be definitely going on stage come the night of the awards, no matter what. It has been revealed that Eddie will be one of many presenters at the awards this coming Sunday, although we won’t know until the night which award he’s presenting.
Last year, Eddie won an award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture at the Golden Globes for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. He’s up for the same award this year for his role in The Danish Girl.
Will he have the same success this year? We certainly hope so!
The Golden Globes take place this coming weekend, January 10, in Hollywood and will be hosted by British comedian Ricky Gervais.
In other Eddie Redmayne news, in a new interview with GQ Magazine, out tomorrow, Thursday 6 in the UK, Eddie has spoken about the range of acting roles he has chosen, as well as the struggle of getting that first role.
On choosing roles, he says,
I think people look at it and go, urgh, you want to try and do something transformational. And it’s not true – just, if you’re lucky enough in your lifetime to get two parts that are interesting and challenging to play, then it’s a privilege really.
Eddie also reveals that he’s occasionally paid the rent of young actors to enable them to study in London.
The greatest privilege that I had was that my parents lived in London. So when I was out of university and out of work for a year, working in a pub, I didn’t pay rent. And I get letters from people trying to go to drama school and needing to pay their rent. And so that’s something I occasionally do. It’s impossibly expensive to live in London.
Look out for the full interview coming tomorrow.
Will you be watching the Golden Globes this weekend? Do you want to see Eddie pick up the award for Best Actor? Let us know in the comments!