Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a screening of “The Theory of Everything” hosted by The Actor’s Fund. The screening was followed by a Q&A with actor Eddie Redmayne who has already won a SAG Award, Golden Globe and is nominated for the Academy Award for his performance.
According to Redmayne, physical preparation included working with ALS patients as well as an obstetrician and a choreographer to make the physical transformation.
He says of working with James Marsh that he encouraged not only the actors but the entire crew to vocalize any suggestions in order to make the film better, and he attributes the success of the film to this level of openness.
For more about The Theory of Everything, the website is: www.focusfeatures.com
To find out more information about The Actor’s Fund, go to their website www.actorsfund.org
To find out more about Stephen Hawking, his website is: www.hawking.org.uk