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Eddie Redmayne says his kids want him to be a wizard again after playing a serial killer

Daisy Phillipson

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Eddie Redmayne says his kids want him to be a wizard again after playing a serial killer

Eddie Redmayne says his kids want him to be a wizard again after seeing a snippet of him playing a serial killer in The Good Nurse. You can watch the trailer below:

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Many of you may have already seen the new crime drama, which dropped on Netflix last week and tells the shocking true story of one of the most prolific serial killers in US history.

The title refers to Amy Loughren (played by Jessica Chastain), a single mother working night shifts as a nurse while struggling with a life-threatening heart condition.

Loughren soon becomes suspicious of her friend and co-worker Charles Cullen (Redmayne) after a series of mysterious deaths spark an investigation.

As you can tell, Redmayne definitely doesn't play the 'good nurse', a detail that didn't go down too well with his six-year-old daughter Iris and four-year-old son Luke.

In a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the 40-year-old actor admitted that he took his kids on set once for The Good Nurse, to which the host joked: "Great film for kids."

Eddie plays Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. Credit: Warner Bros.
Eddie plays Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. Credit: Warner Bros.

Of course, they didn't actually see any of the scenes being played, but instead were taken to the craft service table to make the most of the snacks.

That being said, they did end up seeing a segment of the trailer, and after realising who their dad was playing, they wanted to see him go back to the Fantastic Beasts franchise.

"They caught a glimpse of the trailer for the film - which again is horrific parenting, I don't know why I showed it to them - and they realised quite promptly that I am not the good nurse," he explained.

"I'm the bad nurse, and my daughter asked me if maybe I could go back to being a wizard."

He also said his kids are so young that they still don't entirely get what it is he does for a living, especially after seeing all of the sweets and snacks on the service table.

"My kids think that my job is to go and run a sweets shop," he joked.

Redmayne definitely didn't play the 'good nurse'. Credit: Netflix
Redmayne definitely didn't play the 'good nurse'. Credit: Netflix

Elsewhere in the interview, Redmayne opened up about the killer he portrayed in The Good Nurse.

Cullen was eventually caught in 2003 and is now serving life imprisonment in New Jersey.

Although he was confirmed to have killed 29 patients during his 16-year career across many hospitals, the actor explained that some believe this figure is closer to 400.

It's no surprise that The Good Nurse is a dark film, one that's well worth adding to your watchlist this Halloween if you haven't seen it yet - although make sure your kids are in bed first.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix/Warner Bros.

Topics: Netflix, TV and Film

Daisy Phillipson
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