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'Theory of Everything': Eddie Redmayne on becoming Stephen Hawking
'Theory of Everything': Eddie Redmayne on becoming Stephen Hawking

To portray the famed cosmologist Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything," Eddie Redmayne had to come up with just the right equation: part physical transformation, part emotional understanding, part personal interpretation. At a recent Envelope Screening Series presentation of the film, the 32-year-old actor talked about his extensive preparation to play one of the greatest scientific minds on the planet, who also lives with a debilitating motor neuron disease. "I had this instinct to go back to a kind of more old-school way that certainly they used to do in Hollywood, of surrounding yourself with a team," Redmayne said. "My instinct was that everything...

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