Jamie Dornan & Eddie Redmayne Remember Nightmare Auditions When They Were Roommates Actors on Actors

Jamie Dornan and Eddie Redmayne began their time in Hollywood as roommates. For Variety’s “Actors on Actors,” presented by Amazon Studios, they reflect on driving their tiny red rental car around Los Angeles, only to be rejected at auditions over and over.

Dornan and Redmayne also discuss their most recent roles in “Wild Mountain Thyme” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” respectively.

“I found this very unique feeling on ‘Chicago 7,’ going home at night. ‘Oh, I don’t get to say those again,’” Redmayne says. “And the weird thing with jobs, you find that years later, occasionally, walking down the street, and the odd line from something will have remained.”

Dornan had a similar experience on the set of “Wild Mountain Thyme”: “When I finished, when we wrapped, I went into my trailer and had this strange, physical reaction to not getting to have another day with these people on the set. I sort of collapsed and cried




  1. Such a fun and insightful interview. Lovely to see them sharing their fond memories also failing tremendously at auditions. Loved that they can really laugh about it. I‘d really also love to see them working together now.

  2. This is the most joyous thing I’ve ever seen.

    ETA: two years after they lived together, Jamie got OUAT.

    ‘I was with you in Istanbul when you found out you’d got fantastic beasts. I remember I celebrated like I’d gotten a big job because you’d had a rough year the year before winning the clean sweep on the award circuit’. 😂

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