Eddie Redmayne in Burberry

Posted on January 16, 2013

Ugh. We can’t with this kid.

We suppose the reason we’re so hard on him is not hard to figure out: He’s young, thin, and built for fashion, and right now, he’s getting amazingly gorgeous clothing just thrown at him. The result?


Eddie Redmayne attends the BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Awards Season Tea Party in Burberry.


You ruin EVERYTHING. Ugh. Take that jacket off right now and give it to us. You don’t deserve it.



[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos, David Livingston/Getty Images,

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  • What is up with that awful posture?!!?

    • Seriously! He always looks like he’s about to fall over.

    • poggi

      He looks like little kids you see at the bus stop wearing backpacks that are too heavy for them.  Maybe it’s an invisible backpack.  That would explain the permanent slouch and why all his jackets look like they are being pulled from behind.  That, or he is just slouchy and all his jackets are too small.

      • Kristin McNamara

        Yesterday, one BK suggested an invisible pole he’s leaning on…

    • MoHub

       It looks to me as if the jacket is too tight in the shoulders, and if he straightened up, the sleeves would rip out.

    •  He needs to shift ballast…

      • RoxieRider

        He’s listing to starboard.

        • capybara_cafe

           He shoulda had a V8?

    • Hell Yes, I Would!

      He looks constipated.

      • tmchale

        No, then he would be crouching.

    • I haven’t seen Les Miz yet, but I thought Eddie was great in “Birdsong” last year. Very natural demeanor. And I am completely gobsmacked as to why he can’t seem to stand straight or pose in any way that doesn’t make him look like a spineless teenager. He needs help in this department and quick.

    • littlemac8

      He looks ridiculous!  I swear he’s walking into a strong headwind!

    • capybara_cafe

       He doesn’t seem to know how to remain fully upright. Also, he has managed to combine some nice pieces in a way that makes him look like the old man down the street.

  • meebs


    • My exact reaction.

    • Kristin McNamara

      It’s like he took all of those free clothes that get thrown at him, and decided to wear them all AT THE SAME TIME.

  • mozzer0906

    Apparently he is trying out for the hunchback of Notre Dame after this photocall.  Beautiful jacket, does not go with that outfit.  He also looks like he was caught in the headlights unaware with that goofy look on his face.  Jesus.

  • Sobaika

    Cackling. Thank you, TLo.

    • call_me_schmeg

      yes! goober! ahahahhaha.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Everything about this is awkward.  Even his gorgeous face.

  • TheLaurenJean

    Why can’t he stand up straight?!!! Seriously, I’m beginning to think all stars suffer from severe cases of scoliosis. 

  • I think this whole ensemble would look better on Matt Smith. Edited to add: After Lo has pinched the jacket, of course.

    • formerlyAnon

       Well, of course it would! Mr. Smith is even lankier.

    • alyce1213

      Yes! He’d stand up straight and look like he belongs in it.

  • alyce1213

    Even his hairdo is awkward. I hate the poof-on-top, combed-forward at the temples thing that some guys do. I don’t get it.

    • Spicytomato1

      I know. As someone wrote in another post featuring him and his partially forward, partially back hairdo, “Take a stand man!” 

    •  This!  I am so tired of the hair wings in front I can hardly stand to look at him at this point.  Not that his outfit is making me want to try any harder either.

  • He can really sing, though! 

  • MilaXX

    my question is why is he *still* trying to make that Les Mis hair work?

    • NatalieD28

      I’ve been a fan of his for quite some years now. That’s pretty much how his hair always looks when it’s shorter, weird side wisps included!

      • MilaXX

        Then he really needs a new stylist That hair is tragic

        • NatalieD28

          I tend to be so mesmerized by his good looks that I give the hair a pass. It’s like the British equivalent of Trump hair – how does it do that?! But I’ll be his stylist!! Hahaha!

  • thecitysleeps

    LOL  It looks great for a Londoner hipster.  And that’s what he is.

    • MilaXX

       yet on Matt Smith this look would work

      • formerlyAnon

         Lankier & has way better posture.

  • Annabelle Archer

    Thank you TLo! He bugs the shit out of me.  He just looks smarmy, douchy, and try hard.  He looks like that guy who always has a story better than yours, that he knows more about everything than you do, and is just arrogant without any real reason to be. 

    Fashion-wise he’s never met a layer he could say no to. 

    • NatalieD28

      That’s some pretty rough things to say about someone based on just a few pictures, no? Normally we stick to fashion-only bitchery around here. (Sorry TLo, please don’t think I’m trying to start anything!)

      • Annabelle Archer

        Hmmmm, I’m a cranky pants today and maybe I am taking it out on Eddie Haskell up there. But to be fair, I did leave a fashion related thought at the end. 

        • NatalieD28

          Ah I’m sorry, I had a bit of my grumpy pants on today too (very sick puppy to deal with). Idk how long you’ve been reading but sometimes the comments can turn nasty around here, so most Bitter Kittens try to avoid commenting on one’s personality or actual physical features, although of course sometimes it does veer that way. That’s when TLO yells at us!

          • ecallaw1977

             I thought we only avoided comments on physical features–I thought personality was fair game!

          • NatalieD28

            Hahaha maybe it is! I just don’t tend to see it happen much except around Taylor Swift & Rose McGowan. Maybe I just never read far enough into the comments! I think my thing here was more, he’s not very popular (at least in the US) so no one really knows his personality yet, so it’s a bit harsh to call him all negative things just based on his picture. Maybe I’m sensitive because that happens a lot to me – “Oh I thought you were going to be a total ***** but now that I met you you aren’t!” Plus with people like Taylor, she puts her whole shtick out there so it’s fair game for commentary….ok I’ll stop rambling now! haha

          • Beardslee

             I’m with you.  We don’t really know these people so the comments about personality bug me.

          • NatalieD28

            That’s nice to hear! I didn’t mean it as a personal attack on the OP or anyone else, it’s just frustrating to me when it happens. Of course as a celebrity you open yourself up to way more criticism than normal, but it still bothers me.

  • emmessell

    He looks like he could be little Romeo Beckham’s big brother… maybe it’s the Burberry.

  • decormaven

    If clothes are to be thrown, sail them over this goober’s head to a more deserving lad. What a letdown!

  • Beardslee

    He looks hugely uncomfortable and that sweater is one layer too many.  Toss the sweater to the deserving poor and make a run for it, Eddie!

    • tmchale

      Also the patterns look weird when they’re covered by the jacket.

  • ccm800

    I’m starting to think he’s just stupid. you can be dumb as a rock and if you can take directions well…You’re a director’s dream. 

    • formerlyAnon

       This made me laugh harder than is kind.  I find it so easy to fall into abuse-of-actors, not really fair at all.

  • Vera L-

    He has beautiful eyes. 

    True story – I’ve gone back to work (sigh) and yesterday was a meeting day, so all the men were in suit and tie. All I could see was just HOW BADLY EVERYTHING FIT. There were some cheapie off the rack suits, sure, but some of the suits were spendy and fit so poorly. Gaping jackets, droopy hems, no cuff showing, strings hanging off. It was horrible. Awful. I really wished that my uncles were there to comfort me, or at least advise the gentlemen in question. I showed great restraint in not saying anything, but it wasn’t easy. 

    • MilaXX

       lol, one  Sunday my sibling and I went to brunch and the entire conversation was about who gets it right, who gets it wrong and who’s fashion forward in our congregation.

      • formerlyAnon

         Man, I’d have spent a lot more time with my sibling over the years if we could have such interesting conversations!

    • kimmeister

      I’m constantly mentally nominating people for What Not to Wear.  I also can’t help but notice that that vast majority of men who wear suits don’t have their pants hemmed right.

      • mhleta

        Me too! Like the entire faculty at both my kids’ schools!

    • StellaZafella

       When you do it with a friend, it used to be called “dishing the room”…now we have TLo…and each other, so we needn’t wait for happy hour.

  • ccm800

    PS: I love that you used the term GOOBER! Bravo! Good word! Apt. 

  • mhleta

    Putz. Who is he? Nevermind. Just looked him up. I’m sure the English accent helps him to seem slightly less obnoxious. Nope. The whispy hairs framing the face? Putz.

    • krelnick

      The illegimate son of Richard Widmark and a stickbug.

      • mhleta

        Yes! Hilarious!!

  • Judy_S

    OK, I was so distressed by that last pic that I downloaded it and opened it in a program where I could rotate and crop. If you rotate it 7 degrees to the right, he is standing up straight, though hardly with military posture.
    Isn’t this the third or 4th pic TLo have posted of a man in a jacket which appears not to be made to button at all, just hang open? Last season it was sleeves that showed the whole shirt cuff. I am wondering if this is men’s designers’ version of wit.

  • He does absolutely NOTHING for me, dressed well or not. This insipid look does nothing to change my opinion.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I just don’t get why people are attracted to him.

    What a horrible ensemble. You look at it and you can’t believe it’s probably worth about $8,000 in clothes, shoes and accessories.

  • zenobar

    I put him somewhere between the second and third hominid on the “evolution of man” graphic:  http://www.united-academics.org/magazine/30139/did-junk-dna-make-us-human/evolution-of-man/

  • sweetlilvoice

    He is a great actor and looks really good on film but in pics he looks a mess. He might be the type who improves with age. You two deserve that jacket!

  • Pennymac

    And change your hair. It makes you look like a douche canoe.

    • ecallaw1977

       Ha, I’ve never seen anyone say douche canoe but the Bloggess!

  • beebee10

    aww, this makes me feel sorry for him! It will be over soon sweet thing and you can breath again. 

  • I don’t find him in the least bit attractive, and he’s emitting a very strong “douchebag” vibe in these photos.

  • Oh my lord, I’m laughing so hard right now. 

  • formerlyAnon

    Hey! Stop yelling at my cute skinny boy of the month!

    But, um yeah. Can’t blame this one purely on the photo angle. 

    Not that there’s anything wrong with the pieces, and some of them (jacket and shoes – though, honey, please, shine ’em! – f’rinstance) are very, very right.

    Sweetie, you’re an actor. Get some coaching on *acting* the part of a master of the red carpet, o.k.? It doesn’t matter if YOU can’t do the red carpet. Go out there as a character who can.

    • StellaZafella

       Like: “Sucka Fierce” maybe?

      • formerlyAnon

         Ha! Anything approaching within a block and a half of ANY kind of fierce would help!

  • StellaZafella

    It’s not just him, bless his heart…
    It appears to be contractual that when starlets hire stylists, they agree never to look at themselves in a mirror again.

    People really ought to be able to see themselves in some of this crap and say “I think my gays are out to get me…”

    • formerlyAnon

       I sometimes think they must sign in blood never to look at photographs of themselves again, either.

  • lehen

    are those drop-crotch slacks??

  • CeeQ

    I mean really. Why is he always leaning to the side? Muy irritating.

  • jw_ny

    lol!  obviously straight, with no gays to assist him…

  • Does he have scoliosis?

  • StillGary

    Kind of reminds me of Owen Wilson’s, unconventional attractiveness that wears clothes well — but needs a tad more of the light, “what-the-fuckery” about him. Give the lad time. He’ll loosen up.

  • lilibetp

    Does he only have one expression?

  • Puck Thornton

    I love the colour of that jacket. He looks like he was dragged there against his will. Unpolished shoes, sloppy pants, grandpa’s cardigan. Eddie, this little I don’t want to try, I don’t want to look pretty, I want people to like me for me rebellion is just ridiculous on the RC. Try better next time or stay home.

  • In_Stitches

    At least he tries, at least he’s daring, and it seems like he’s trying for something truly individual.  He hits the mark more often than not.  

  • mjude


  • Eddie’s giving us Scoliosis realness. 

  • f_yeah_marie

    He’s so awkward that he’s endearing

  • cleverlady

    I don’t care what any of you say.  I’ll hear non of it!  I adore him…awkward, same hair, there’s no reason why I do. Don’t care.  Will continue.
    Okay… the sweater is a bit too much under that jacket…but look at that smile.

  • Snailstsichr

     Oh, I hear the dulcet tones of the Duchess – “The fit in that crotch is insane!”

  • bluefish

    He’s definitely not photogenic.

  • YoungSally


  • nannypoo

    And again with that damn hair. It might have worked during the French Revolution, but it’s not working now.

  • At least his hands aren”t in his pockets.
    That’s all the good I can muster.  Goober indeed.

  • I find him to be a maddening mouth breather. Ugh.

  • Thanks for the ‘Goober’. That’s how he always strikes me.

  • jenno1013

    And get your hair off the sides of your face.  It’s not the 19th century anymore…you’re DONE filming that role!

  • Mouth breather!

  • afabulous50


  • Alisa Rivera

    Tough crowd! I think he’s better dressed than 90% of the boy stars out there. 

  • frannyprof

    He bugs me soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much. He. just. bugs.

  • Zippypie

    He’s quickly venturing from dork territory into doucheville.

  • Lucas Huntington


  • BeaDee

    At least his hands are out of his pockets for once.

  • Monabel


  • He’s too cute for me to stay mad at.

  • harlowish

    Ever since TLo (I think it was them, or maybe one of the commenters) said he looked drunk at one of the premieres of “My Week with Marilyn”, that’s all I can think when I see him.  It kind of took me out of Les Miz because I kept thinking, “Marius looks super-drunk.”


  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    It’s the ‘Yes I’m handsome but I am an ACTOR, not a model. I’ll wear the free clothes but I refuse to do it correctly so I look good in them.” Orlando Bloom did that same schtick in 2001 during the premiers of LOTR, remember?

  • julnyes

    Preach it Tom and Lorenzo and let’s not forget to slap his stupid side wisps back after you confiscate the jacket.

  • Carla_Charlton

    Ugh — that hair!  Once again he’s doing the wispy-comb-forwards.

  • Scott Hester-Johnson

    ..and he’s got bad skin!

  • I can’t with the fucking spit curls.  Just. STOP.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    It’s been a long time since I heard (read) someone being called a “Goober”  … so thanks for that. He needs to stand up straight. He looks like a marionette who’s strings have gone slack.

  • rjeujune

    Yuck, yuck, yuck! If there’s one cinematic love affaire that left me cold, it was Marius and Cosette’s. Éponine had a lucky escape there! Sure, she ended up dead, like most of the rebels, but better dead than Mrs. Marius!

  • AngelaGreen

    Does he need to Blue Steel it up for every picture?  Or is that just his face?  I’m really asking.

  • Jennifer Coleman

    TLo-you said Goober! I love you even more.
    Maybe he has some sort of spine ailment that makes him stand like Drunk Near-sighted Frankenstein? Because that posture is ridiculous.

  • 3 words:  Young Mr. Burns

  • Louise Bryan

    *snort*  Dangerous to read some of these posts while eating dinner….

  • boweryboy

    Ugh.  He manages to make Burberry look like Goodwill.  It doesn’t help that he’s wearing a fitted corduroy blazer over a large and bulky sweater throwing off the porportions of everything.

    But still,he’s hot!  He makes my pants move in crazy ways.

  • guest2visits

    Well, the smile was nice.    The trousers look like the big offenders here; can not figure out the fit.

  • j_anson

    Well, I feel like I’ve been slimed on.

  • Trisha26

    Don’t get him.

  • quiltrx

    I’m starting to wonder if he’s adding those sweaters to add bulk to his figure.  If so, STOP IT. (said in Bob Newhart’s voice in that Mad TV skit.)

    And I don’t get his always-stance on the RC.  It looks like he’s trying to see the person behind the cameraman.

  • Also, he never, ever stands up straight.

  • fursa_saida

    What is with this Leaning Tower of Eddie act? The whole time I was looking at these pictures I was subconsciously leaning to my left to straighten him out. I have a crick in my neck now and it’s ALL YOUR FAULT, REDMAYNE.

  • Joyce VG

    He’s a good actor but not hot.


  • Rebecca Jay

    I have a shaving scar on my leg from when, in 1990, I was sitting on the side of the tub with my BFF on the sink talking about the guy she met at the club the night before and she said he was nice and all, polite, and someone she should probably like/give a chance, but…. “he’s totally gooberfied!”  

    Ripped the shit out of my shin, laughed so hard, and to this day the word “goober” or any derivative makes me HOWL, hearing her in my head.
    Okay, regarding the fashion.  I love blue velvet.

  • Edward Pavle

    He’s probably on heroin and cocaine. Dresses like it.