Now this could be truly incredible – both for new Academy Award winner, Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) – and for the long running Australian soap opera Neighbours! In fact, rumors are persisting that Redmayne may make a cameo appearance in the soap opera’s upcoming 30th anniversary episodes later this month!
It all started when after winning Best Actor at the 87th Academy Awards, Redmayne praised long-running Neighbours stars: Alan Fletcher (who stars as Dr Karl Kennedy) and Jackie Woodburne (who plays Susan Kennedy). “I think they’re amazing,” Eddie related. “I’m a huge fan of them from old. I’ve learned a lot from them from watching them daily.”
Redmayne also told Elle UK, “They are the greatest unsung acting duo in history. Watch, and you’ll find that everything they do is on another level of genius. I really do think so.” He also revealed he would have stage fright if he ever got to work with Woodburne and Fletcher!
Apparently, all of this was not lost on Neighbours series producer Jason Herbison, who got wind of Eddie’s love for the fictional Kennedy’s of Ramsay Street and said to Australia’s The Sun: ‘If we could cap off an incredible year for Eddie by writing a guest role, however big or small, it would be our privilege. I would ensure he moves into the Kennedys’ – they are renowned for hospitality.’