Eddie Redmayne Jokes About His Terrible ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Performance & Says He’s “A Bit Of A Marmite Actor”

The Playlist | 11/15/2018 | Charles Barfield
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Judging by his work in films like “The Danish Girl,” “The Theory of Everything,” and “Les Misérables,” it’s clear why many people consider Eddie Redmayne one of the finest actors working today. He’s even secured one Oscar win for ‘Theory’ and another nomination for ‘Danish Girl.’ So yeah, that’s why his performance in “Jupiter Ascending” seems to be a bit of an anomaly. An anomaly that Redmayne attempts to explain in a new video.

Speaking to GQ, as he breaks down all of his iconic roles, Redmayne spends a bit of time talking about “Jupiter Ascending” and why he believes that people consider it one of his worst acting jobs to date. For those that avoided the film like the plague (and there are plenty of you, sane people, out there), the actor played Balem Abrasax, a royal and wealthy business mogul that is the villain hellbent on stopping Mila Kunis’ character Jupiter and her half-dog partner Caine Wise, played by Channing Tatum.

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So, what drew Redmayne to “Jupiter Ascending,” which turned out to be a completely batshit space opera from the Wachowskis? Well, it appears it was that exact batshit-ness that he was drawn to. “I remember watching ‘Cloud Atlas’ with Kate Mara, and I think Rooney Mara, in the cinema, and it being...
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