Eddie Redmayne Vs. Benedict Cumberbatch? We Get The Goss!
MTV News Top Story: Eddie plays down competition between himself and Cumberbatch when it comes to award show season...
With buzz for next year's Oscars already beginning, both Redmayne and Cumberbatch are hotly tipped for a nod for their roles in new movies, Theory Of Everything and The Imitation Game.
So, when we caught up with Eddie at the LA premiere of the Stephen Hawking biopic, he had nothing but praise for his fellow actor.
Asked about their rivalry, the 32-year old said: "Oh god. Well the pitting against (each other) thing is, I mean Benedict is an old friend and I've heard his movie is utterly beautiful and he's a fantastic actor. So we are not rising to that."
Speaking fondly of his fellow Brits, Eddie continued: "It's wonderful because when we first came to this town Andrew (Garfield) and I and Jamie Dornan and Tommy Sturridge you know we were sleeping on agent's floors… so the fact that we are putting one foot in front of the other and gently, hopefully, making interesting work is great."
The star went on to add: "It's wonderful because it's such an extreme circumstance going through this. It's wonderful to have pals who can give you counsel and advice."
The Theory of Everything hits UK cinemas on January 1.