London, Nov 21: Actor Eddie Redmayne says it “isn’t a problem” for him to take public transport as it is the best way to get around here. “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,” Redmayne told Britain’s Esquire magazine.
However, the Oscar-winning actor said that he will often make a hasty exit from the train if he gets recognised and someone tries to take a sneaky photograph, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Explaining his reaction when he realises someone has taken his image, 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.” The actor gets photographed wherever he goes, but tries not to worry about it too much. He said: “Your mind starts going to a weird place.”
The “Danish Girl” star is instantly recognizable these days, he wasn’t always a big name and he struggled to get cast opposite actress Julianne Moore in “Savage Grace” because producers couldn’t secure financial backing with him attached to the project.
He was initially cast before the film lost his financing, and then heard the project was back on so shared that on auditioning again – and was again blocked from the role until Julianne intervened. “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,” he said.
Redmayne added: “It ended up being Julianne Moore fighting for me to do the part. She was incredibly kind to me, really put her neck out.”