Eddie Redmayne is desperate to land a role in a superhero movie because he is “an absolute geek” at heart.
The Theory of Everything star won the coveted Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama award at the Golden Globes prizegiving on Sunday for his role as physicist Stephen Hawking in the biopic, and he is hotly-tipped to land an Oscar nod when the nominations are announced on Thursday.
However, Redmayne admits he is hoping to swap drama for action in the future as he wants to make a move to comic book blockbusters.
Redmayne tells Britain’s The Sun, “I am an absolute geek. I have auditioned for many of those roles. I love the films. You know how in summer, when studios compete for people to see their summer blockbusters, I am their dream. I see all of them. I would never rule out the opportunity to be in one.
“I’m not sure people look at me and think ‘hero’, so I’ll have to work on that. I never go near treadmills or weights. I am not (X-Men star) Hugh Jackman clearly.”