Jennifer Lawrence and “Theory of Everything” star Eddie Redmayne have more in common than the Golden Globe Awards decorating their home — they love watching “shitty reality TV,” especially “The Real Housewives.”
Redmayne, who won his first Globe this year and is on track for an Oscar nomination for portraying astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, surprised Lawrence with the admission during their conversation for Interview Magazine‘s February issue.
“You watch ‘Real Housewives,’ Eddie?” Lawrence asked in apparent shock when he mentioned the Bravo series.
“I’ve been a closet lover of faux-reality TV since ‘The Hills.’ It’s bad,” Redmayne confessed.
“I feel like I’m going to cry,” Lawrence responded. “We’re making a breakthrough.”
That breakthrough moment in the interview led to Lawrence, best known for playing Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” franchise, gushing about meeting “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump.
“I went to Pump the other night to meet Lisa Vanderpump. I had her sign a bottle of vodka, and when she gave it to my friend who was with me at the Oscars, my friend said, ‘Jennifer, this is so much better than the Oscars!'” Lawrence said. “We took so many pictures with her. We were like, [referring to Season 4 of the show] “Puerto Rico was a witch hunt. Brandi [Glanville] and Kyle [Richards] were so mean!”
“I can’t believe the intricacies of their lives,” Redmayne said. “I want to know how much of it’s a sham, how much of it is directed.”
It seems Redmayne wouldn’t care how much of it was directed, because he named “The Hills” — an MTV “reality” series notorious for its scripted drama — as his favorite when Lawrence asked what his “favorite shitty reality TV show” was.
“I’m a bit vintage. I go back to ‘The Hills.’ Occasionally Audrina [Patridge] or Whitney [Port] will be on a website that I shouldn’t be looking at, and I’m like, ‘You know, I just want to check that they’re doing all right, because it’s my youth,'” Redmayne said. “And the depressing thing is that it’s not my youth. I was too old to be watching those programs when I was watching them.”
After moving on from reality TV, the two thespians kept the good times rolling by discussing how boring time off is, eating Chinese food, vomiting bad salmon and the dangers of tequila. Read the entire interview here.