When he’s not cleaning his 2015 best actor Oscar, basking in his Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild AND Critics’ Choice nominations, or doting on his wife, Eddie Redmayne occasionally pays young actors’ rents… because everyone needs a little help sometimes, right?
The British actor, who has earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl, covers the February issue of British GQ. In the teaser for the full interview, which hits newsstands Thursday, Eddie expressed his gratitude toward his parents for helping him when he was an up-and-coming actor. He explained that he wanted to extend that same help to others.
“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.”