Eddie Redmayne doesn't take it personally when visitors to his home ignore him when they arrive.
The Oscar he won earlier this year for his work in The Theory of Everything sits on a side table with some photographs.
"It's sort of like they walk in and before they've said hell to you and it more about taking a selfie with the thing," Redmayne told me while promoting his new drama The Danish Girl. "I still can't even believe it exists."
Redmayne has been getting a lot of Oscar buzz for The Danish Girl. He plays Lili Elbe, the first transgender woman to undergo sexual reassignment surgery in the early 1930s.
Asked if he's hoping to have Oscar bookends after the Academy Awards are handed out next year, Redmayne humbly mumbles, "Oh, god."
But then he explains, "It's been 15 years in the making. The fact the film is coming out into the world and people seem to enjoy it, it's for me one of the greatest things,"
The Danish Girl is in theaters Nov. 27.
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