The Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced today and helping support his peers, 20-year-old rising star Ansel Elgort was on hand in Los Angeles.
The Fault in Our Stars actor spoke with us after the nominations and explained why he was so excited for Eddie Redmayne to receive the honour: “I have always admired Eddie Redmayne I saw him in Red on Broadway. I think that was one of the first things he did. It was him and Alfred Molina, he was incredible in that. I saw that when I was about 15 or 16 and I love it and I looked up to him a lot.”;
And just like a regular fan Ansel actually waited for the star outside to get some advice!
“I spoke to him at the stage door and I said hey man I loved you in this and I want to be an actor and he said “Oh ya? Keep working hard.’ So, ya I really like Eddie Redmayne. I hope that I see him and say “Hi’ to him and I’ll say you defiantly don’t remember I said “Hi’ to you once when I was 16… because I thought he was incredible in that and it’s nice that he got nominated for The Theory of Everything.”;
Two years after Ansel was starring in his first film Carrie – so all you fans out there… you might want to give Eddie a big “Thank You!”; for speaking with the young star and cheering him on.
Tune into ET Canada tonight at 7:30 pm ET for more star reaction to the 2015 Screen Actors Guild awards nominations!