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Eddie Redmayne responds to reports he once dated Taylor Swift

Gemma Strong
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Did they or didn't they?! Eddie Redmayne has addressed rumours that he once dated Taylor Swift during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live this week. The British star was asked by a viewer about reports of his alleged romance with Taylor back in 2012 – and categorically denied them.

"I absolutely can put the rumours to rest," he said. "I never went out on a date with Taylor Swift. Although I met Taylor Swift."

Eddie Redmayne denies reports he dated Taylor Swift

Eddie Redmayne has responded to reports he dated Taylor Swift in 2012

The 34-year-old then opened up about Taylor's audition for the hit Oscar-winning movie Les Miserables, in which Eddie starred as the revolutionary student Marius. Taylor had tried out for the part of his admirer Eponine – a role which Scarlett Johansson, Lea Michele and Hayden Panettiere were also reportedly up for, but which eventually went to newcomer Samantha Barks.

"She auditioned for Les Miserables and she was amazing in the audition," Eddie said of the 26-year-old pop star. "We got to sing together, which was a big moment for me. But no, we never went out. She was extraordinary."

Eddie Redmayne and Samantha Barks in Les Miserables

Taylor auditioned for Eponine in Les Miserables - a role which eventually went to Samatha Barks

During his appearance on the show, the Danish Girl actor was also asked about criticism co-star Anne Hathaway received for her leading role as Fantine in the film.

"I honestly don't know, because I think she's formidable," he told host Andy Cohen. "I think she was kind of extraordinary in that film.

Eddie Redmayne says Anne Hathaway was "extraordinary" in Les Miserables

Eddie described co-star Anne Hathaway as "extraordinary" in the musical film

"It was an amazing thing because we were doing it live and it was the first time any of us had done it. One person would go and sing live for the first time and come and sort of report back, and say how it had gone. She basically educated the rest of us on how to do it."

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