Eddie Redmayne happy to reunite with Felicity Jones
TORONTO — As soon as Eddie Redmayne read the script for “The Aeronauts,” he knew whom his co-star should be: His “Theory of Everything” co-star Felicity Jones.
“I read it with Felicity in mind, and the second I finished it, I called her up and I said, ‘I’ll do this if you do,’” the star said. “And we sort of made that very quick decision. It was a spontaneous thing.”
Jones, who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in 2014’s “The Theory of Everything,” said reuniting with Redmayne — who won an Oscar for the movie — “felt really natural.”
In the true story, Jones plays pilot Amelia Wren, while Redmayne portrays scientist James Glaisher, who find themselves in an epic fight for survival as they try to discover how high they can rise in a hot-air balloon in the 1800s.
Redmayne and Jones walked the red carpet Sunday for the film’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The film opens in the United Kingdom on Nov. 6 before its U.S. release on Dec. 6.