Eddie Redmayne battled Maisie Williams with a plastic spear to prep for Early Man

Some actors take their research very seriously.

Daniel Day-Lewis, for example, recreated a couture Balenciaga gown to prepare for Phantom Thread. And when it came time for Eddie Redmayne to portray an animated caveman named Dug in Early Man, he was ready to go full Neanderthal in his preparation alongside costar Maisie Williams.

“Maisie Williams and I went down to Bristol, where Aardman are, and got dressed up as cave people in  massive cave suits and stabbed each other with plastic spears,” he tells EW.

Redmayne likens Aardman’s stop-motion studio to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. “It’s the most extraordinary place,”...

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By: Entertainment Weekly - 5 days ago

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