Eddie Redmayne Shares his Love for ‘Real Housewives’ With Jennifer Lawrence
Eddie confessed he’s been “a closet lover of faux-reality TV since The Hills,” which is something that really spoke to Jennifer, who’s personally a huge Housewives fan and will cancel plans to stay home and binge watch the show.
Frankly, we don’t think binge-watching reality TV (or confessing a love for it, or checking up on your favorite reality TV stars like Audrina Patridge, as Eddie does) is something to be ashamed of. Eddie and Jennifer own it in this conversation for Interview magazine, for which Eddie is the sexy February 2015 cover star.
The Hunger Games franchise, chatted with the recently Oscar nominated (for Best Actor) Eddie over the phone while he was in Turin, Italy for Interview.
Read part of their convo below:
LAWRENCE: Do you guys watch E! in the morning?”
REDMAYNE: It’s really been bad on this press tour. I come home from trying to pretend to know about astronomy and physics all day and turn on The Real Housewives.
LAWRENCE: Oh my God.
REDMAYNE: I know. It’s bad.
LAWRENCE: You watch Real Housewives, Eddie?
REDMAYNE: I’ve been a closet lover of faux-reality TV since The Hills. It’s bad.
LAWRENCE: I feel like I’m going to cry. We’re making a breakthrough. I went to Pump the other night to meet [restaurateur and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star] Lisa Vanderpump. I had her sign a bottle of vodka, and when she gave it to my friend who was with me at the Oscars, my friend said, “Jennifer, this is so much better than the Oscars!” [laughs] We took so many pictures with her. We were like, [referring to season four of the show] “Puerto Rico was a witch hunt. Brandi [Glanville] and Kyle [Richards] were so mean!”
REDMAYNE: I can’t believe the intricacies of their lives. I want to know how much of it’s a sham, how much of it is directed.
LAWRENCE: Me too! That’s why we’re fascinated by it, because, movies, I’m bored with. I know that that’s fake and blah, blah—except for the crash-mat Stephen Hawking.
REDMAYNE: I know, and then you see the helicopter shots in these shows that are substantially more expensive than anything in Theory of Everything, and you’re like, “How?” I’m also a complete sucker for the soundtracks, the teeny pop music.
LAWRENCE: What’s your favorite shitty reality TV show?
REDMAYNE: I’m a bit vintage. I go back to The Hills. Occasionally Audrina [Patridge] or Whitney [Port] will be on a website that I shouldn’t be looking at, and I’m like, “You know, I just want to check that they’re doing all right, because it’s my youth.” [Lawrence laughs] And the depressing thing is that it’s not my youth. I was too old to be watching those programs when I was watching them.
LAWRENCE: MTV sometimes plays them for, like, three hours, and that will just turn into my morning. Like, I’ll cancel shit.
Yeah, I know that feeling; I think we’ve all been there.
Eddie also talks to Jennifer about losing weight for his role portraying Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, “dodgy salmon”, how they spend their leisure time (painting, reading, but really watching Bravo), and tequila!