“I play a very vain tycoon out in space, as one does. Unfortunately, part of the deal was that I had to be ripped and I’ve never been ripped in my life, and so I did that thing that Hollywood actors do of being fed nothing but chicken for months and doing, like, eight gazillion stomach crunches. And it got to the scene and, basically, you know, I’d literally worked months and I think it’s, blink and you’ll miss. I don’t think there’s even a moment of observing the abs. It’s disastrous, kind of. And the worst thing of all was I was hoping that after this, after all these months of doing crunches, at least after filming this, I could get a day off to really go with my wife and we could go to a beach and I could just stand there for a moment going “Haaa! Look what I’ve got!“ But I’m hoping maybe one day they’ll reemerge, come from their fossilized place, my abs.”
Eddie Redmayne sharing his disappointment that his abs were cut from Jupiter Ascending, on the Conan O'Brien Show.