"I've been a closet lover of faux-reality TV since The Hills," Redmayne admits

By Michael Miller
January 13, 2015 07:15 PM

“Oh my God … I feel like I’m going to cry.”

That was Jennifer Lawrence‘s reaction to Eddie Redmayne‘s shocking confession: the Golden Globe winner admits he’s a huge fan of a certain reality TV franchise.

“I come home from trying to pretend to know about astronomy and physics all day and turn on The Real Housewives,” The Theory of Everything star, 33, jokes with Lawrence in the February issue of Interview.

“You watch Real Housewives, Eddie?” Lawrence, 24, responds incredulously.

“I’ve been a closet lover of faux-reality TV since The Hills,” he admits. “It’s bad.”

That’s when the two award-winning actors discovered they have a lot more in common than just a few Golden Globes between them.

“I went to Pump the other night to meet [restaurateur and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star] Lisa Vanderpump,” Lawrence says. “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!’ ”

“We took so many pictures with her,” she continues. “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 says. “I want to know how much of it’s a sham, how much of it is directed.”

“Me too! That’s why we’re fascinated by it, because, movies, I’m bored with,” Lawrence jokes.

Redmayne’s favorite show isn’t a current one, however.

“I’m a bit vintage. I go back to The Hills,” he explains. “Occasionally Audrina or Whitney 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.’ ”

Turns out Lawrence is a bit of a Hills fanatic herself. “MTV sometimes plays them for, like, three hours, and that will just turn into my morning. Like, I’ll cancel s—,” she adds.

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