Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne has a fear of failure.

The 'Theory of Everything' star has admitted that like fellow actor, Rachel Weisz, he worries about ever getting hired again.

He said: "I was reading an interview with Rachel Weisz a few years ago and she said, 'Every time I finish a job, I think I'm never going to get hired again,' and I was like, 'Come on, you're Rachel Weisz.' But I absolutely get it.

"Because I think if you're lucky to do this thing professionally, that you loved doing as a child, and you don't feel like you're qualified - it's that old shtick of waiting to be found out. The idea that you do this job and get paid for it doesn't seem like it should be allowed."

Meanwhile, Eddie has also revealed that he needed time to perfect his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in the upcoming movie.

He explained to Gotham magazine: "I said to James [Marsh, the director] I'd need time [to prepare], and he gave me four to five months.

"Hawking was diagnosed with ALS when he was 21. His disease is entirely secondary [to his life] as far as he's concerned.

"Similarly, I wanted to make all the physical elements of the performance so embedded and second nature. Some of my favourite moments were improvised. The emotional lines of the film came from reading Jane and Stephen's books, but also the patients that I met."