Eddie Redmayne, the once Oscar winner and now pursuer of Fantastic Beasts, has been chatting about The Crimes of Grindelwald and the topic of Jupiter Ascending came up…
Redmayne, who played a raspy-voiced villain opposite Mila Kunis’ bee queen and Channing Tatum’s wolf hybrid, brought up his performance in a video with GQ.
“People seem to either enjoy what I do or loathe what I do, and for those people that loathe what I do, Jupiter Ascending tends to be their favorite of my performances… I won a prize for it for the worst performance of the year, so yeah it was a pretty bad performance on all accounts”
Regarding his unusual voice..
“His larynx had been ripped out by this wolf man, so I made this slightly bold choice—which I thought was right—of talking like this for the whole film, which I felt suited the costumes and the extremity of the world. But in retrospect it may have been too much?”
However, Redmayne’s experience was a positive working, as he praised Lily and Lana Wachowski who spearheaded the movie.
“But I love the Wachowskis. I have never felt so free on set. Lana would just scream notes like, ‘Do it like an accountant!’ but my interpretation of that was to shout really loudly, which is very odd because I have a kind, gentle accountant.”