A long time ago I sort of entertained the idea of moving to London. So I checked rent prices over there and after I found out that I’d have to sell my ass to afford anything in London, I checked to see how much a skinny fat gay could get for his ass in England (answer: a 16-week-old water damaged copy of The Daily Star and a half full jar of Marmite, which I’d have to use as butt lube with my john). Moving to London isn’t going to happen anytime soon. The rent is too damn high almost everywhere and it’s really damn high in London. Eddie Redmayne knows this, which is why he takes pity on poor drama students and sometimes picks up their rent bill. The Patron Saint of Drama Students, who is currently working the stroll for his second Oscar nomination, said this to British GQ:
“The greatest privilege that I had was that my parents lived in London, so when I was out of university and out of work for a year, working in a pub, I didn’t pay rent. And I get letters from people trying to go to drama school and needing to pay their rent. And so that’s something I occasionally do. It’s impossibly expensive to live in London.”
Now everybody and their cousin is going to write Eddie Redmayne pretending to be a poor theater student so he can pay their rent. But really, Leonardo DiCaprio better not let Eddie Redmayne get away with this. The Academy voters may eat up the fact that Eddie Redmayne is helping needy actors. I full expect Leonardo to show that bitch up and help struggling drama students by buying them their own drama school, their own penthouse and their own Victoria’s Secret model.