Eddie Redmayne on ‘real treat’ working with Michelle Williams on ‘My Week with Marilyn’ (Video)

Eddie Redmayne seems to be everywhere these days. Last year, he won a Tony Award for his featured role in the play “Red.” He recently had a lead role in the Emmy-winning miniseries “The Pillars of the Earth.” And now he is co-starring with Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, and Judi Dench in “My Week with Marilyn.”

In “Marilyn,” Redmayne plays the real-life Colin Clark who wrote the memoirs upon which the film was based. Clark was Laurence Olivier‘s 23-year-old assistant during the making of “The Prince and the Showgirl.” He also had a brief love affair with Marilyn Monroe played by Williams in the film. Says Redmayne, “I’ve never seen someone with the dedication and really, really specific work on all fronts … With both her and Kenneth Branagh, it was a real treat to get to witness that.”

The film has one of the most impressive ensembles of the year including Emma Watson in her first post-“Harry Potter” role. He lauds his co-stars saying, “There were actors from my generation who I love and whose work I’ve loved like Emma, like Dom Cooper… It’s wonderful in this industry — which seems so intimidating when you step into it — when the world does become smaller and you get to work with mates.”

Redmayne also talks about his upcoming performance on stage in “Richard II” and preparing to sing in Tom Hooper‘s film adaptation of “Les Miserables.”

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