The Theory Of Everything is a new film that chronicles Stephen Hawking (played by Eddie Redmayne) and then wife Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) and their life, love and struggles. Stephen Hawking was recently asked what he thought of the film and his response is below:
I thought Eddie Redmayne portrayed me very well in The Theory of Everything Movie. He spent time with ALS sufferers so he could be authentic. At times, I thought he was me.
Seeing the film has given me the opportunity to reflect on my life. Although I’m severely disabled, I have been successful in my scientific work. I travel widely and have been to Antarctica and Easter Island, down in a submarine and up on a zero gravity flight. One day I hope to go into space.
I’ve been privileged to gain some understanding of the way the universe operates through my work. But it would be an empty universe indeed without the people that I love. -SH
Just an excuse to post about the movie, one of the better films I saw of the year. It currently has a high score on Rotten Tomatoes. Rosamund Pike and Felicity Jones better get some awards next year.