You’ll Never Guess Eddie Redmayne’s Childhood Celebrity Crush


As you all know, my feelings for Eddie Redmayne have only grown over the years… which is why it’s a tragedy that I haven’t seen The Theory of Everything yet. Grrr. So many movies, so little time/too many babies. But my goal is to get see it before the end of the year. In the meantime, I’ll continue to stalk his life. Which is why I couldn’t wait to hear about his childhood celebrity crush… and the answer shocked me. Click inside for more!


E! has the deets:

Turns out Anna Kendrick and Eddie Redmayne are both big Disney animation fans.

During an appearance on the U.K.’s The Graham Norton Show, the host couldn’t wait to bring up Eddie’s “two-dimensional” sexual awakening.

And the star of The Theory of Everything didn’t look too abashed.

“I was asked who your first crush is, and…I loved The Lion King when I was younger and I had a weird obsession with Nahla,” he admitted. “Look at her face, she’s so sweet,” he added as the camera flashed to the cartoon lioness, “and she can sing really well!”


When Graham asked Eddie about the actor’s affinity for Maid Marian from Robin Hood (“she’s a fox”), however, Anna had to agree.

“I had that, too!” she exclaimed, though she was referring to the titular—and equally foxy—hero . “In Eddie’s defense, they draw them really sexy! Because Robin Hood was quite sexy.”

This is adorable. A LOT of y’all admitted to crushing on cartoon characters a little while back, so I’m sure you feel him.

Also, let’s not talk about the fact that I just Googled “Who voiced Nahla” only to discover Niketa Calame, only to then determine that Eddie Redmayne must be into black girls, so we’re obviously dating now.