After appearing on-screen together in 2014’s “The Theory Of Everything”, Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne knew how to work together on their latest project, “The Aeronauts”.
During a stop on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, the actress revealed she and Redmayne have a very peculiar way of working.
“We’ve definitely, I think over the years, we’ve developed some strange practices,” Jones, 36, tells host Jimmy Fallon. “We found this method where if the camera is on one of us, then the other person will hurl insults, which sounds terrible but the main idea is that you get a really good reaction, you know, that they might be able to use in the edit. And then you get something really spontaneous or unexpected.”
The method certainly worked for Redmayne, 37, who picked up the Best Actor Oscar for his performance as Stephen Hawking in “The Theory Of Everything”. Not only can Redmayne take it, he can also dish it out, according to Jones.
“So, you’d never know this about Eddie Redmayne, but there is a whole other side of him,” she says, explaining the pair like to get in an insult competition.
When not trading insults, Jones and Redmayne were getting a bit method on the set of “The Aeronauts”. The adventure story of a pilot (Jones) and a scientist (Redmayne) who are in a fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon, Jones says the actors prepared to get into the mindset of being at freezing altitudes for the cold weather scenes.
“We wanted it to feel as naturalistic as possible,” she explains. “So we had this idea that in these cold scenes, we would plunge our hands into freezing cold water—ice-cold water—before the scene. So that we would then be as convincing as possible doing our cold acting.”
“The Aeronauts” arrives on Amazon Prime Video on Dec. 20.