Friday, September 18, 2015

EDDIE AND ALICIA---TWO OF THE NICEST STARS ON THE TORONTO RED CARPET

Alicia
  It's good to know there are still a few really nice people in the film business and I met a couple of them in Toronto at the film festival.
  Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander are starring together in The Danish Girl and they are a genuinely lovely couple.
  I have known Eddie for a while, having first met him on the Pinewood set of Les Miserables, then at a party at the British Consul-General's house in Los Angeles and later on the red carpet at the Golden Globes.  He is friendly and outgoing and always has time for a chat, despite the hordes of publicists and photographers that seem to surround him nowadays.
Eddie
  He could be in line for another Oscar nomination for his role in The Danish Girl, in which he plays Danish painter Einar Wegener who, in 1931, became the first man to undergo a sex-change operation. 
 He had just flown in from London where he tells me he is filming  J.K. Rowling's story Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. "It's set in New York but we're actually filming it in Watford," he laughs.  
  I had never previously met his co-star, Swedish-born Alicia Vikander, who plays his wife in The Danish Girl,  but she proved to be charming and down-to-earth as well as beautiful. She previously starred in Ex Machina and The Man From U.N.C.L.E and after we chatted she was due to fly back to the Canary Islands where she and Matt Damon are filming the new Jason Bourne adventure, called Bourne 5.  

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