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Eddie Redmayne Almost Didn’t Survive The First Day Of Shooting ”The Aeronauts”

Eddie Redmayne Almost Didn’t Survive The First Day Of Shooting ”The Aeronauts”


LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MY FIRST
GUEST TONIGHT IS AN ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING ACTOR YOU KNOW
FROM “THE DANISH GIRL,” “FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO
FIND THEM,” AND “THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING.” HIS LATEST FILM IS “THE
AERONAUTS.”>>ALL I ASK TO BE GIVEN THE
FREEDOM TO UNDERTAKE MY EXPERIMENTS.>>I’M NOT A COACHMAN FOR HIRE
>>GOOD, BECAUSE I’M LOOKING FOR A FELLOW SCIENTIST. TO UNDERSTAND THE WEATHER, IS TO
UNDERSTAND HOW TO MAKE SHIPS AND SAILORS SAFER, FARMS MORE
PRODUCTIVE, SO WE CAN PREPARE OURSELVES AND OUR WORLD FOR
FLOODS, FOR DROUGHTS, FAMINES. WE CAN SAVE THOUSANDS OF LIVES. I WANT TO REWRITE RULES OF THE
AIR, MISS WREN, AND I NEED YOUR HELP.>>Stephen: PLEASE WELCOME,
EDDIE REDMAYNE! ♪ ♪ ♪
( APPLAUSE )
♪ ♪ ♪
>>OH!>>Stephen: NICE TO SEE YOU
AGAIN>>LOVELY TO SEE YOU, TOO.>>Stephen: NOW, I WANT– I
WANT TO GET TO THE MOVIE IN JUST A MOMENT. WE SAW YOU THERE WITH YOUR
COSTAR, FELICITY JONES, NICE SEEING YOU DO SCIENTISTS
TOGETHER AGAIN FOR A PROJECT.>>ABSOLUTELY
>>Stephen: BUT YOU’RE AN ADVENTURER AND SCIENTIST IN
THIS. YOU ARE ON AN ADVENTURE FAR MORE
HAZARDOUS RIGHT NOW. LAST TIME YOU WERE HERE, YOU
JUST HAD YOUR FIRST CHILD. YOU AND YOUR WIFE HAD YOUR FIRST
CHILD AND NOW YOU HAVE TWO CHILDREN
UNDER THE AGE OF FOUR>>YES
>>Stephen: AND, FIRST OF ALL, NICE GROUPING. AND SECOND OF ALL, ARE YOU GET
ANYTHING SLEEP? WILL YOU REMEMBER ANY OF THIS
CONVERSATION AN HOUR FROM NOW?>>NO, IT’S COMPLETE CHAOS AND
CARNAGE. MY LIFE IS JUST– IT’S A SORT OF
BLURRY MESS OF– OF– AS YOU SAY, A COMPLETE LACK OF MEMORY. CONSISTENT COLDS.>>Stephen: SURE
>>AT THIS TIME –>>Stephen: THEY’RE DISEASE
VECTORS>>LITERALLY. I’M IN NEW YORK AT THE MOMENT —
>>Stephen: THEY’RE LYCRA COONS.>>EXACTLY LYCRA COONS. I’M IN NEW YORK AT THE MOMENT
MAKING A FILM AND MY KIDS ARE WITH ME
AND ONE GETS A COLD, AND BY THE TIME THEY PASS IT ON TO THE
OTHER, AND PASS IT ON TO MOM, AND FASS ON TO DAD, AND IT’S
TYPE FOR EVERYONE TO START ALL OVER AGAIN
>>Stephen: WHAT ARE THE AGES OF YOUR CHILDREN NOW?>>ONE AND THREE
>>Stephen: SO YOUR DAUGHTER IS THREE
>>EXACTLY>>Stephen: THAT’S A WONDERFUL
AGE FOR CHRISTMAS>>IT’S AMAZING
>>Stephen: JUST THE WONDER HAS JUST BEGUN
>>YEAH>>Stephen: WHAT TRADITIONS DO
YOU– ARE YOU BRINGING OVER?>>YOU KNOW, A FEW YEARS AGO I
BECAME– WE DO TURKEY IN THE U.K. AT CHRISTMAS
>>Stephen: YOU DO?>>YEAH. BUT, ALSO, I AM QUITE INTO HAM. I LOVE A HAM, SO I TOOK ON THE
ROLE IN MY FAMILY OF BEING THE PERSON, THAT LIKE, MADE THE HAM
AND THIS PARTICULAR HAM –>>Stephen: BY “MAKING HAM.” DOESN’T HAM COME TO YOU MOSTLY
MADE?>>NO, NO, NO
>>Stephen: YOU’RE JUST HEATING HAM, AREN’T YOU?>>NO, YOU’RE PUTTING THINGS
LIKE SYRUP AND DELICIOUS THINGS AND CLOVES —
>>Stephen: PINE APAPPLE>>NOT PINEAPPLE
SNOW! NEVER PINEAPPLE
>>Stephen: YOU HAVE TO TRY THE PINEAPPLE, MY MINE MAN. SO CLOVES.>>CLOVES AND THINGS. THERE WAS THIS THING THAT FOR
YEARS AS A KID I WAS OBSESSED WITH THE, LIKE, MEAT SECTION OF
THE DELI COUNTER. YOU KNOW THOSE MACHINES THAT YOU
CUT HAMS WITH –>>Stephen: THOSE CIRCULAR,
THESE THINGS>>YES. I DON’T KNOW WHY I WOULD SIT
MESMERIZED>>Stephen: THEY’RE BEAUTIFUL.>>THE THINNER THE BETTER AND IT
WAS THE LIFE’S AMBITION TO WORK AT THE DELL GLE THAT’S FALLBACK
IN CASE THE ACTING DOESN’T WORK OUT?>>I MEAN, IT’S SORT OF JOKE,
BUT IT WOULD MAKE ME VERY HAPPY( LAUGHTER )
BUT A COUPLE YEARS AGO, UP ON THE OF NOWHERE, I THINK I HAD
SAID THIS ONCE IN AN INTERVIEW OR SOMETHING. AND– AND ON CHRISTMAS DAY, IN
THE SNOWY BRITISH COUNTRYSIDE, MY WIFE PRESENTED ME A GIFT, AND
IT WAS ALL BEAUTIFULLY WRAPPED UP
AND I OPENED IT, AND IT WAS A HAM-CUTTING MACHINE
( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: ONE OF THOSE
THINGS YOU PUT THE LOAF–>>IT’S DEFINITELY A SMALLER
VERSION. IT’S NOT THE FULL DELI PROPER,
SUPER-DUPER –>>Stephen: BUT IT’S THE
SPINNING STEEL WHEEL. THAT LOOKS DANGEROUS
>>OH, IT’S TERRIFYINGLY DANGEROUS
>>Stephen: YOU HAVE CHILDREN>>I DO. AND EVERY TIME YOU USE TYOU HAVE
TO CLEAN, LIKE, THIS VICIOUS CIRCULAR BLAZE BLAID WHICH IS
ALWAYS GOING TO CUT YOU. IT ONLY GETS USED ABOUT ONCE A
YEAR, AND THE CLEANING OF TI SORT OF HAVE TO WEAR LIKE GARDEN
GLOVES. I JUST REVEALED A RANDOM PIECE
OF MISCELLANY ABOUT MY HAM>>Stephen: YOU CAN MAKE A
HELL OF A SANDWICH YOU’RE SAYING AT A MOMENT’S NOTICE.>>YES, THE THE THINNER THE
BETTER>>Stephen: LET’S GO FROM THAT
WONDERFUL PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY TO THIS FILM ABOUT BEING USING
TECHNOLOGY TO DISCOVER WONDERS OF SCIENCE
>>YEAH.>>Stephen: BEAUTIFUL
TRANSITION. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.( LAUGHTER )
SO WHAT’S AN AERONAUT?>>AN AERONAUT IS SOMEONE WHO
GOES UP IN AN AIR BALLOON>>Stephen: YES.>>FROM THAT CLIP WHICH MAKE
THIS FEM LOOK LIKE AN ELEGANT PERIOD DRAMA. IT’S MANUFACTURE AN ADVENTURE
MOVIE ABOUT TWO PEOPLE STUCK IN A BASKET TAKING ON THE LELTS
>>Stephen: THE BASKENT IS ATTACHED TO SOMETHING, PLEASE
TELL ME.>>AT MOMENTS. AT MOMENT S
>>Stephen: DID YOU ACTUALLY– WHEN YOU WERE WORKING
ON THIS, DID YOU– IS IT ALL GREEN SCREENED OR DID YOU
ACTUALLY GO UP IN THE BASKET IN THE BALLOON?>>DO YOU KNOW WHAT, THEY
ACTUALLY– THIS FILM IS A COMBINATION OF TRUE STORY THAT
HAPPENS IN THE 19th CENTURY. BUT IT’S– ONE SPECIFIC BALLOON
ADVENTURE IN A BALLOON CALLED “THE MAMMOTH.” AND THEY RECREATED THIS GAS
BALLOON. SO IT’S JUST A SILK BALLOON
FILLED WITH HYDROGEN HELIUM GAS ATTACHED TO A BASKET
AND THEY BUILT THAT FOR FILMING. AND OUR FIRST COUPLE DAYS OF
FILMING WERE IN THE BALLOON. AND WE TOOK OFF, AND GAS
BALLOONING, RATHER THAN HOT AIR BALLOONING IS VERY RARE IN THE
U.K SO WE HAD A PILOT WHO WAS HIDING
IN THE BASKET BUT FELICITY AND I WERE FULLY DRESSED IN OUR GEAR
AND THEY HELICOPTERS AND DRONES SHOOTING AROUND THE BALLOON. AND IT WAS AMAZING. WE SHOT THE SCENES, FELICITY DO
ALL THESE STUNTS AND WENT UP TO THE RING OF THE BASKENT. IT WAS TRANQUIL. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. IT WAS WONDERFUL. THEY GOT ALL THE FOOTAGE THEY
NEED, AND THEY KIND OF DRIFTED OFF
AND WE WERE COMING TO LAND. AND AS YOU COME TO LAND, YOU
PULL ON A ROPE THAT ALLOWS THE GAS OUT OF THE TOP OF THE
BALLOON AND GRADUALLY YOU START COMING DOWN BUT YOU CAN’T
COMPLETELY CONTROL IT. WE WERE HURTLING TOWARDS THESE
TREES( LAUGHTER )
YEAH, AT WHICH POINT THE PILOT WAS LIKE, “OKAY, OKAY, THROW OUT
THE BALLAST. THROW OUT THE SANDBAGS.” AND THERE WERE ALL THESE SAND
BAGS. AND FELICITY AND I ARE
FEVERISHLY THROWING OUT THE BAGS. WHICH MEANS THE THING ROSE A BIT
AND WE MISSED THE TREE EXPRPZ SORT OF HUGGING, HIGH-FIVING,
WE’RE PROPER AERONAUTS, WE’RE NAILING THIS. AND WE LOOKED TO THE ACTUAL
PILOT, AND HIS FACE, EVERY OUNCE OF BLOOD HAD GONE FROM HIS FACE
AND HE WAS JUST LOOKING TOTALLY TERRIFIED. AND WE LOOKED, “WHAT’S THE
PROBLEM? ”
HE SAID, “YOU’VE THROWN OUT ALL THE SANDBAGS.” AND WE LOOKED AT HIM AND SAID,
“YOU TOLD US TO THROW ALL THE ( BLEEP ) SAND BAGS OUT
WE TOLD YOU TO THROW THEM NOT ALL OF THEM
AND WHAT IT MEANT IS WHEN WE WERE NEXT LANDING AND HURTLING
TOWARDS ANOTHER FOREST, WHICH WE DWE HAD NO WAY OF AVOIDING IT,
BASICALLY>>Stephen: THEY COULD HAVE
JUST THROWN YOU OUT>>HE MAY HAVE WISHED HE DID. AT THAT MOMENT WE CRUNCHED INTO
THE TREES, CAME HURTLING TO THE GROUND, SMASHED ON THE GROUND,
AND FELICITY’S HEAD SMACKED BACK AGAINST THIS CHEST, AND THERE
WAS SILENCE. AND THIS WAS OUR FIRST DAY OF
FILMING. AND THERE WAS TOTAL SILENCE. AND I HEARD FELICITY GO, “I
DON’T, I CAN MOVE MY NECK.” AND SO THAT WAS HOW WE STARTED
THIS FILM. AND FROM THAT MOMENT, WHAT WAS–
WHAT WAS WONDERFUL IS THAT A LOT OF THE FILM WAS THEN SHOT ON
GREEN SCENE. SHE WAS TOTALLY FINE, BY THE
WAY. NO FELICITIES WERE HURT IN THE
MAKING OF THIS MOVIE>>Stephen: NO SPOILERS.>>WE HAD THE MEMORY OF THAT. AND RECENTLY OUR DIRECTOR —
>>Stephen: YOU HAD THE MEMORY AND I HOPE YOU HAD A LAWYER,
TOO?>>YEAH, WELL, MASOCHISTICALLY,
THE DIRECTOR TOLD US RECENTLY– BECAUSE NONE OF THAT WAS USABLE. THEY HADN’T SHOT ANY OF THAT
FOOTAGE. BUT WHAT THEY DID– WHAT THEY
DID USE WERE THE SCREAMS, OUR SCREAMS. THEY HAD RECORDED OUR SCREAMS,
EVEN THOUGH THEY HADN’T CAUGHT IT ON CAMERA. AND THERE’S A MOMENT IN THE FILM
IN WHICH WE’RE HURTLING TOWARDS OUR DEATH, AND THE DIRECTOR
REASSURINGLY WENT, “BUT DON’T WORRY, YOUR SCREAMS ARE IN
THERE.” I WAS LIKE, THANK YOU FOR
NOTHING.”>>Stephen: WHY DON’T THEY
JUST PUT YOU IN A SOUND BOOTH AND BEAT YOU WITH STICKS NEXT
TIME. ED, IT WAS LOVELY TO SEE YOU
AGAIN. MIRY CHRISTMAS
>>MERRY CHRISTMAS.>>Stephen: “THE AERONAUTS” IS
IN THEATERS THIS FRIDAY. EDDIE REDMAYNE, EVERYBODY! WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH
COMEDIAN JOE PERA.

31 thoughts on “Eddie Redmayne Almost Didn’t Survive The First Day Of Shooting ”The Aeronauts””

  1. I met him during promotion for ‘fantastic beasts’ in 2016. Theres no lovelier human being. (But I Also was a crying mess talking about how much
    ‘The Theory OF Everything’ affected me because I’m disabled and I just don’t think he knew what to do. 😂)

  2. Eddie Redmayne now has multiple kids and grey hair…when did that happen? (Also is the hair for a character or that real?) Either way still looks good as ever!

  3. Eddie Redmayne is a pure, wholesome, authentic delight. This interview was way too short. Much success for this movie‼️

  4. The most overrated actor of all time! When i want to watch a movie and see his name connected to it.. am not even considering watching it.

  5. I wish this had been the extended interview, not the Joe Pera guy. No offense to him but I love Eddie Redmayne and would've loved to hear more.

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