love london

Here's my issue with some dudes.

It’s late, I’m out with my girlfriend, who’s quite feminine and dresses in a very, very girly way, often puts lots of make up on. And we’re attending a social event, lots and lots of people around to talk to. And at some point I’m going for drinks and an old acquaintance of mine picks up a conversation with me on the way. Everything’s completely cool, except that whilst we’re talking, in the distance I see my girlfriend talking with this big dude. At first I’m like.. oh, okay. But then something bugged me quite a little bit, because I know her well and I couldn’t help but notice that she seemed kind of uncomfortable. So I excuse myself and approach them, and the very moment she saw me, she hooked her arm around mine, smiled and politely introduced me. In this introduction, the words “that’s my girlfriend” were present. She looked rather bugged herself, so I sort of figured out what was going on. His reaction was “cool”. But what surprised me was that he continued to look at her in that very flirtatious way and talk to her that way too, despite my presence.

So we were just about to leave, and the guy stops us, still smiling, didn’t seemed bothered at all, and straight up asked her if she’d like them to meet up sometime. She kindly refuses, whilst I’m already boiling inside. Then on our way, he asks her about full name so that he can add her on Facebook. To which I react with a “fucking what?” I got very, very, very freaking angry and he told me to “chill”. Chill? Chill my ass. You fucking touch my girlfriend, I don’t care if I’m 5'5 tall, I’ll punch you in the face, break your nose, and then I’ll get into a fight with you.

It bugs me, because I’ve seen guys do it before, but then the boyfriend of the girl shows up, and it’s like they just back off. But then I’m the girlfriend that showed up and he didn’t give a damn. It bugs me, because something like this doesn’t happen for the first time.

Ye, I’m a girl and that’s my girlfriend, you freaking bother her and you’re gonna wish I was a guy.

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Just a lad from London

He’s traveled the world for his work and pleasure — lived in far-flung filming locations and in L.A. for a time — but Eddie Redmayne is a London boy, through and through.

From his earliest days as a nattily uniformed Colet Court schoolboy to an award-winning, world famous actor ceremonially lighting up the iconic London Eye as patron of a favored charity, we look at Eddie Redmayne in the city he calls home.

1. Pupil at Colet Court (a boys-only school which he attended on a choral scholarship before moving on to Eton College in Windsor at the age of 13).

2. Photoset: Performing in Globe Theatre’s 400th anniversary production of Twelfth Night at Middle Temple Hall, his first big acting break, being interviewed at Globe for CBS Sunday Morning in 2016.

3-4-5-6. Photosets: Modeling at iconic London locations.

7. Photoset: Promotional photographs for stage production of Richard II, inside Westminster Abbey. He’s posing with a painting of the king.

8. Photoset: Showing his seasonal London street style out-and-about in favorite neighborhoods.

9. Photoset: In his own Bermondsey neighborhood, waiting on coffee, stopping by his favorite cafe and cleaner, attending a street festival.

10. Photoset: Street shots, courtship of then-girlfriend now-wife Hannah Bagshawe in Borough, fatherhood celebrated in a gleeful stroll with baby Iris Mary.

11. Photoset: At iconic London events — Ballet, Masterpiece London, Wimbledon, Royal Chelsea Flower Show.

12. Photoset: Riding the Tube. Eddie’s love for the London Underground is celebrated in the media as him being “normal,” “salt of the earth,” an “Everyman.” Says Eddie: “How else do you get around in London? I’ve always travelled on the Tube and I love the Tube.”

13. Photoset: Paparazzi frequently catch Eddie as he takes off or arrives home from his travels at Heathrow Airport. He was mobbed upon his arrival from Los Angeles after winning the Oscar in 2015 for The Theory of Everything, and the event was duly noted with a plaque honoring momentous events, installed for the airport’s 70th anniversary.

14. Receiving the Freedom of the City distinction, awarded to London’s most distinguished citizens (and which allows him to drive sheep and cattle across London Bridge once a year, should he choose to do so).

15. Lighting the London Eye blue and orange to mark Motor Neurone Disease Global Awareness Day. Eddie has been a patron of the organization since becoming acquainted with the disease and its sufferers — most notably, Stephen Hawking, whom he portrayed in The Theory of Everything.

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When I first met Josh, it was like dark outside. And I’m about to get in my car, and I’m leaving work. I haven’t met Josh yet. First of all, he’s playing the villain in our show. He just like, sneaks up behind me and goes.. “Yo man”.