Jennifer Lawrence Interviewed Eddie Redmayne And They Couldn’t Stop Talking About Reality Televison

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It’s no secret that Jennifer Lawrence is a reality TV addict. She’s made it clear through numerous late night show appearances and interviews that her love for all things Honey Boo Boo is rivaled by none. But when it comes to The Real Housewives, she might have some competition in the biggest fan category thanks to one Eddie Redmayne.

The Theory of Everything star is enjoying some much-deserved attention due to his role as renowned physicist Stephen Hawking in the James Marsh directed film and while Golden Globe wins and all but assured Oscar noms are nice and everything, the biggest perk of Redmayne’s new-found stardom is being interviewed by the Mockingjay herself.

Interview magazine recruited Lawrence to chat up Redmayne for a Q&A they wanted to do with the actor and the journalistic results of that stroke of genius are now on full display. Instead of getting on with the boring movie talk (there is some of that in the interview if you’re interested) what J.Law really wanted to do was talk about her guiltiest pleasure: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. You might think an accomplished actor like Redmayne, who just spent time embodying one of the most brilliant men to ever grace the planet, might be above such nonsense as reality TV (he is British after all) but Redmayne had no problem gabbing with Lawrence about how “sh*tty reality TV” helped him unwind during filming:

I’ve been a closet lover of faux-reality TV since The Hills. It’s bad. I come home from trying to pretend to know about astronomy and physics all day and turn on The Real Housewives.  I can’t believe the intricacies of their lives. I want to know how much of it’s a sham, how much of it is directed.

As for his favorite scripted reality show:

I’m a bit vintage. I go back to The Hills. Occasionally Audrina [Patridge] or Whitney [Port] will be on a website that I shouldn’t be looking at, and I’m like, ‘You know, I just want to check that they’re doing all right, because it’s my youth.’ And the depressing thing is that it’s not my youth. I was too old to be watching those programs when I was watching them.

Lawrence goes on to tell a story of a time when she got Lisa Vanderpump to sign a bottle of vodka for her and to admit how co-dependent her relationships with her Hunger Games co-stars are but all in all, I think she has a bright future in the world of investigative entertainment journalism.

Via Interview