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The adorable Eddie Redmayne in W Magazine!

Eddie Redmayne has gone from near obscurity to landing the cover of W Magazine. He has starred in a handful of smaller films, and his breakout role came opposite Michelle Williams in ‘My Week With Marilyn.’ While Eddie was brilliant in that movie, I don’t think a whole lot of people actually saw it. Then came the role of a lifetime, starring in last year’s blockbuster musical, ‘Les Miserables.’

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Now Eddie lands the W Magazine cover opposite actress Brit Marling. Eddie is totally a cutie pie. Seriously. Look at that face!

Here’s more from the interview:

An interesting story about Yves Klein Blue: Eddie was staring at an abstract landscape by Gustav Klimt at the Neue Galerie in Manhattan on a freezing afternoon in early February. “Look at that,” he said, pointing to a small bright blue patch in the upper left corner of the canvas. Redmayne, who is 31 but has the boyish exuberance of the perpetually curious, majored in art history at Cambridge and wrote his dissertation on the artist Yves Klein and his signature color: a pure electric blue that nearly matches the shade in the Klimt. “I’m color-blind, but I can pick out that blue anywhere,” Redmayne said and walked toward the painting in a sort of trance. “I wrote 30,000 words on this color, and I never grew tired of it. The pigment is staggering. It’s amazing that a color can be so emotional. One can only hope to achieve that intensity in acting.”

Seven years ago, he came to NYC to audition for The Good Shepherd, in which he played Angelina Jolie’s son: “I doubt it was my acting—I have my big lips to thank for getting cast.”

His career path: “My trajectory has always been a little bipolar—I’m caught between the Elizabethans and the crazies… I heard about the auditions for Les Mis while I was in a field in North Carolina shooting a movie called Hick, in which I play a pedophile meth addict from Texas with a limp. I was in my Winne­bago dressed in a cowboy costume, and I took my iPhone and filmed myself singing my character Marius’s big song.”

His character in Les Mis: “Three people die because of Marius,” he said as he ordered Wiener schnitzel and a glass of white wine. “He has to bear that weight.” Redmayne smiled. “When I was a boy, I was so jealous of Gavroche, the youngest revolutionary. I wanted to be him. Gavroche and Les Mis may be why I became an actor.”

His first stage role was in a production of Oliver when he was 11: “I had one line,” he said, still sounding proud. “Here it is: ‘Books you ordered from the bookseller, sir.’ I was elated and terrified. That musical was like a rite of passage. Half the cast of Les Mis were in some production of Oliver! That experience sticks with you: I can still do my audition dance.”

Corset pain: During his second year at Cambridge, Redmayne was cast as Viola in an all-male Shakespeare’s Globe production of Twelfth Night. “I was a boy playing a girl playing a boy,” he recalled. “I had to wear a whalebone corset. To this day, when actresses on set start whining to me about the pain of their corsets, I say, ‘I’ve been there. It’s not that bad.’ ”

He was saved by the play Red: In 2009, he was sent the script for Red, John Logan’s play about the artist Mark Rothko and his assistant. A meditation on mentors, genius, and the creative process, Red reminded Redmayne of his school thesis on Klein’s blue. “And Klein worked in red too,” Redmayne said, as if it were a sign. Night after night, Redmayne’s character, the assistant, would engage Rothko on ­existential subjects while mixing paint, hoping to come up with Rothko’s perfect hue. “During the production, I became a parody of myself,” Redmayne joked. “I lived on St. Mark’s Place in the East Village and started painting. Red restored my faith in acting.”

I think Eddie’s going to have a great career. He’s actually TALENTED, which a lot of his pretty-boy-peers are not. I can’t wait to see what he does next!

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Posted Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 7:07am
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A scruffy James McAvoy – hot or not?

James McAvoy and Rosario Dawson attended the London premiere of their new movie, ‘Trance’ in London last night. James is looking awfully scruffy! Does the ginger beard get you all hot and bothered?

Rosario’s red dress is stunning!

‘Trance’ is Danny Boyle’s (‘Slumdog Millionare’) latest film. Here’s more from Entertainment Weekly:

James McAvoy and Rosario Dawson star as hypnotized and hypnotist in Danny Boyle’s mind-bending new film, Trance, due out in April. McAvoy plays an art auctioneer embroiled in an intense art theft scandal and is forced to dig deep into his memories to find the missing masterpiece.

The Oscar-winning director (Slumdog Millionaire) famously cast Ewan McGregor in several of his films, including discovering him for Shallow Grave and continuing to work with him in Trainspotting. So is the Scottish McAvoy the new McGregor? Boyle stressed to EW when we caught up with him at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, that he didn’t think of McAvoy as “another Scottish actor” until others pointed it out to him.

The film shot in Britain while Boyle was working on the London Olympics opening ceremony, and he cast Dawson in the female lead role. Boyle stressed that Trance is one of the first films where he’s created a female lead with as important a role as the men in the film.

Watch the trailer below!

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Posted Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 at 10:10am
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Anne Hathaway Threw A Fit Over Amanda Seyfried’s Oscar Dress

Wanna know what and caused a panicked Anne Hathaway to ditch her planned Valentino gown in favor of a Prada creation at the Oscars? Here ya go…

An insider close to the situation tells Us Hathaway learned during an Oscar rehearsal that costar Amanda Seyfried planned to wear a dress notably similar to hers to the ceremony. After Hathaway asked about her pal’s dress, Seyfried graciously shared an iPhone snap of the Alexander McQueen creation.

“Anne was like ‘WTF?!’” the source reports. “She started throwing a fit!” The 30-year-old Best Supporting Actress victor, however, “never told Amanda she had to change the dress.” Still, Seyfried, 27, was ruffled by Hathaway’s tirade. “Amanda didn’t want to deal with it and left” the rehearsal, the source notes.

But, the drama continues…”Anne made the fashion, make up, hair, and jewelry teams wait at her home for hours as she decided what to do about the dress debacle,” a second insider tells Us. The star also “asked for silence so she could rehearse her singing for the Les Mis tribute at the Oscars. It was a painfully long experience.”

Oh my goodness. Anne isn’t winning any more fans this way, is she?

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Posted Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 2:14pm
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This year, The Oscar SWAG bag is Weird!

Every year, the  Oscar SWAG bags are grandiose, indulgent and downright fun.  This year, however, it seems as though the contents are especially weird!

The Freebies going home with all of this year’s nominees is valued at a whopping $45,000. Included are the glamorous luxuries one would presume Hollywood’s A-list would covet: $10,000 trips to Australia, skincare products worth hundreds of dollars each, $625 private training sessions, and gourmet chocolates.  And, condoms. Yep, condoms!

Mixed in with all of the high-end swag are a slew of utterly bizarre knick-knacks, services, and even cleaning products. Among the weirdest, according to Daily Beast:

-Take 2: Your Guide to Happy Endings and New Beginnings by Leeza Gibbons, a book about “starting over; taking inventory, and getting smarter, stronger, and sexier with no apologies, no regrets and no turning back.” ($24.00)
-A six-pack box of Naked brand condoms ($20.00)
-Maple syrup, from Rouge Maple Gourmet Products ($120.00)
-Portion-control dinnerware by Slimware: “Portion consciousness is disguised in the design.” $59.00
-A Vampire Facelift, a cosmetic procedure that involves re-injecting gel-like substances from the patient’s blood back into the skin of their face to treat wrinkles. ($5,000.00)
-Tickets to the circus, to see “North America’s only all-kid troupe.” ($400)
-Hair ties. But they double as bracelets! ($80.00)
-A lint roller by Gleener, called The Ultimate Fuzz Remover ($19.99)
-Windex touch-up cleaner ($3.99)

That’s not to mention the swanky sweatshirts, emblazoned with the Oscar logo, the contenders were all handed at this year’s Nominees Luncheon.

Man, what I would do for one of those gift bags!  I mean, I’m low on Windex, SO….

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Posted Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 2:14pm
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Ethan Hawke Disses The Oscars!

Woah, I love when people criticize American institutions like The Oscars…especially people who are FAMOUS!

Before Midnight star Ethan Hawke recently expressed his distaste for the way movies are evaluated in America, and called box office gross reports and movie award shows “asinine” and “destructive!” Says the actor:

“People want to turn everything in this country into a competition… [so] it’s clear who the winner is and who the loser is. It’s why they like to announce the grosses of movies, because it’s a way of saying, ‘This one is No. 1.’ It’s so asinine… if you look at how many forgettable, stupid movies have won Oscars and how many mediocre performers have Oscars above their fireplace. Making a priority of chasing these fake carrots and money and dubious accolades, I think it’s really destructive.”

Well said, Ethan!  I completely agree.  So much money goes into these ceremonies which really don’t have a huge bearing on a film’s merit or quality. We’re glad Hawke has the guts to say something!

How do YOU feel about the Oscars? Do you agree with Hawke?

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Posted Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 12:12pm
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