Redmayne appears on the cover of the October issue of Variety magazine. Redmayne discusses being compared with fellow British actor Benedict Cumberbatch in an interview with the magazine.
I totally see why people are (comparing us), because of the subject matter; we both play geniuses. But I won’t be engaged in that. I think he’s the most beautiful actor. I’ve long admired his work, and continue to do so. I hope there’s room for both our films. There was this hilarious moment when we were shooting a scene at Harrow School. There was a wooden board with names engraved on it, and by my head was ‘B. Cumberbatch.’ I’m like, ‘Dude, you’re haunting me!’ I took a selfie of me dressed as Stephen and sent it to Ben.