Renowned British physicist Dr.Stephen Hawking passed away on March 14, 2018. He was 76 years old.
In 2014 Eddie Redmayne essayed the role of Dr. Hawking in the film The Theory of Everything. I got a chance to interview Redmayne about how he prepared for the role and his meeting with Dr. Hawking.
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British actor Eddie Redmayne plays the famous scientist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.” The film takes you into the personal life Hawking and his time as a graduate student at Cambridge where he met his future wife Jane Wilde. It was around this time that Hawking got his diagnosis about the motor neutron disease. The film is centered around the first 20 years of their marriage and the toll it took upon the couple. The film is in fact based on a book that Wilde wrote about her marriage to Hawking. Continue reading
Eddie Redmayne plays the role of famous scientist Stephen Hawking in the “Theory of Everything.” The film is based on Jane Hawking’s book about her marriage to Stephen Hawking. The Hawkings eventually divorced. Hawking was a young graduate student, when he suddenly developed symptoms for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He earned his PhD and eventually went on to teach. He and Jane started a family and stayed together for many years before calling it quits.
Redmayne is so convincing in “The Theory of Everything,” that it hard to believe that that is not the real Hawking on the silver screen.
Redmayne was in San Francisco, where we got to interview him and ask him questions about how he prepared for his role in the film. Here is a snippet from that interview.