“The Theory of Everything”, which is available on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, is brought to life by Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones’s powerful, Oscar-nominated performances. Today, we’re sharing an exclusive look at two scenes that even further illuminate the love story at the heart of the film, but sadly ended up on the cutting-room floor. See these beautiful moments between Stephen Hawking (Redmayne) and Jane Hawking (Jones) unfold, and hear director James Marsh explain why he made the difficult decision not to include them in the final version of the movie.
For the first time ever, this year’s 30-page portfolio—featuring no fewer than 44 Blighty icons, from Eddie Redmayne to Dame Judi Dench—comes accompanied by a short film, directed by Bell and viewable right here on VF.com. The film, told in three parts, depicts the Brits “Preparing for War”, then “Coming to America” to infiltrate the film industry. Given the number of British actors nominated for Academy Awards this year, the title of the third film should come as no surprise: “Victory Is Assured.”
In “The Theory of Everything”, Felicity Jones plays Jane Wilde, the first wife of famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. The drama’s much buzzed-about performance is, of course, Redmayne’s, whose physical transformation into Stephen Hawking is a remarkable thing to watch. But Jones is not one to be relegated to just playing the wife of a genius. Jane goes through her own changes throughout the film, and Jones was determined to get her transformations, both physical and emotional, just right. It is this determination, in addition to a wonderful performance, that are no doubt getting her noticed throughout this year’s awards season, and putting her on the same playing field as her co-star, Redmayne.
In this first clip, Jones expresses just how much in awe she was when she learned more about the character she was playing, and the depth of her convictions.
The first trailer for Felicity’s upcoming film “True Story” has finally been released online and you can watch it in full below or at our video archive. “True Story” is about the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel’s name. Starring James Franco and Jonah Hill, the film is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2015, followed by a limited US run from 10 April 2015.