Category: Eddie Redmayne
“Fantastic Beasts 3” Had The Lowest Opening Box Office Of Any “Harry Potter” Movie To Date
Pour one out for J.K. Rowling, whose cup used to runneth over with cash, but now merely dribbles over with cash in slightly smaller denominations. Variety reports that Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, the third film in the FB franchise, has opened to the lowest box office debut of any Harry Potter related movie to date. And by “pour one out” I mean, empty the rest of whatever swill you were drinking before cause we’re popping bubblies! Because even if J.K. is just $1 poorer for it, haha, serves her right. We may not be able to “cancel” her, in the modern sense of the word, but at least we can act a little smug about the fact that FB3 only made “a muted $43 million” in its domestic box office debut, down from $74M and $62M made by its 2 predecessors. At this rate, by the time Fantastic Beasts 8: The Menstruating Machlyes comes out, she’s going to be so poor she can’t even afford free speech!
Eddie Redmayne Says That Starring In “The Danish Girl” Was A Mistake
Eddie Redmayne has been nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Actor: one for The Theory of Everything in 2015, and a year later, for The Danish Girl. Both of the roles were based on real-life people, and he won for The Theory of Everything. Well, it sounds like he’s thankful he didn’t win for The Danish Girl. Because at the very least, his performance as a real-life transwoman in The Danish Girl wasn’t immortalized forever with a little engraved statue. Six years after the film was released, Eddie is pretty confident it wasn’t the best idea for him to play that role.
Mads Mikkelsen Is In Talks To Take Over For Johnny Depp In “Fantastic Beasts 3”
There really isn’t much Warner Bros could do at this point to entice me to see Fantastic Beasts 3 considering my personal feelings l about J.K. Rowling (nosy bigot, nerd), Johnny Depp (court certified “wife beater”, greasy teeth and hair), and Eddie Redmayne (looks like Albert Nobbs, #NotMyMarius), but hiring my favorite Danish snack food, Mads Mikkelsen (tastier than Smørrebrød, would let him cannibalize my labia a little) is a start. According to Deadline, Mads is currently Warner Bros’ first choice to replace Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in the movie, which is already in production. If that happens, and they can get the coronavirus under control to the point where I can take a plane trip of at least 8 hours, then I MIGHT consider watching it until the Klonopin and tonic kicks in. I might. But only for Mads.
Eddie Redmayne Defended J.K. Rowling Against “Online Vitriol”
2020 J.K. Rowling recap: she’s addicted to writing transphobic tweets and “essays”, she doesn’t support cancel culture (surprise), she released a TERFy book about a cross-dressing serial killer under a pseudonym, and well, people who support trans lives are pretty much done with her ass. Even the Chosen One himself.
Back in June, Eddie Redmayne, who’s still working with J.K. on the Fantastic Beasts films, publicly stated that he disagreed with her comments, saying, “trans women are women, trans men are men and non-binary identities are valid”. But now, the actor, who portrayed trans woman Lily Elbe in 2015’s The Danish Girl, told The Daily Mail that he thinks the backlash J.K. received is “absolutely disgusting”. The “online vitriol” aimed against the author actually prompted him to send her a personal letter. Um, what did it say, “I’m sorry not everyone loves TERF billionaires”?
Jeremy Strong Asked To Get Sprayed With Real Tear Gas In The Name Of ACTING
Move over Piven, Irons and Renner, there’s a new eye-roll-inducing Jeremy on the scene! IndieWire reports that Succession star Jeremy Strong has been following in the hand cobbled footsteps of the MC Method Master, his one-time employer Daniel Day-Lewis, and is perhaps taking his role as one of the Chicago Seven, a bit too seriously. Jeremy plays civil rights activist Jerry Rubin in The Trial of the Chicago 7, an upcoming Netflix movie from Aaron Sorkin about the infamous trial that followed the aftermath of the protests at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. Apparently, not satisfied with doing the old Sorkin walk and talk, Jeremy asked to do a Sorkin walk and get sprayed in the face with actual tear gas. I can’t wait to see him on Broadway in For Method Actors Who Have Considered Tear Gas / When Onion Juice Is Enuf.
Eddie Redmayne Talks About J.K. Rowling’s Anti-Trans Tweets, While J.K. Issues A Response To The Hate She Got
J.K. Rowling continues to have a whole lot to say about trans people on Twitter. And her thoughts have more than one former cast member from the Harry Potter universe publicly calling her out. Personally, I’m waiting for Hagrid to hop on Instagram Live and say the words, “Yer a transphobe, Joanne.” But that hasn’t happened yet. So far we’ve heard from Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, and now we’re hearing what Eddie Redmayne thinks about it.