Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:45:00 GMT | By IANS

Johansson gave film lessons to Redmayne

Actor Eddie Redmayne says Scarlett Johansson's film lessons helped him make his film-viewing better.


Johansson gave film lessons to Redmayne (© Reuters)

Los Angeles: Actress Scarlett Johansson turned British actor Eddie Redmayne's film teacher and drew up a list of movies she felt he should see.

She left Redmayne red-faced on the set of 2008 film 'The Other Boleyn Girl', when she discovered he had never seen the Cohen Brothers' cult movie 'The Big Lebowski' or any Woody Allen films, and made it her business to educate him in some of cinema's best classics.

"I was doing the film 'The Other Boleyn Girl' with Scarlett and she was like, 'You know that bit in 'The Big Lebowski'?' And I was like, 'I haven't seen the 'Big Lebowski'.' She's like, 'You haven't seen 'The Big Lebowski'? You know that bit in that Woody Allen film?'

"I was like, at what point do I lie and pretend that I have seen it? 'She's like, 'What have you seen?' And I was like, 'Well I started out in theatre...' So Scarlett accrued from all the guys working on that film a list of films that I should watch," Contactmusic quoted Redmayne as saying.

Johansson's persistence has paid off as Redmayne is determined to do better with his film viewing.

"I have slowly been working my way through," he said.

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