Eddie Redmayne Admits to “Sexual Awakening” During The Lion King, Says Nala Was “So Sweet” — Watch

Before Eddie Redmayne said “I do” to his now wife Hannah Bagshawe on Dec. 15, he was obsessed with Nala from The Lion King. The Theory of Everything actor, 32, admitted during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show he had his first “sexual awakening” while watching the iconic Disney animation.

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“I was once interviewed and I was asked, like, who your first crush is,” the British hunk, who was joined by Anna Kendrick, explained. “And I did…I loved The Lion King when I was younger and I had a weird obsession with Nala…look at her face,” he added. “She’s so sweet.”

Redmayne’s 2-D infatuation didn’t stop there either. The newlywed admitted he also had a thing for Maid Marian from Robin Hood. “That’s true,” he said, laughing. “She’s a fox though.”

Eddie Redmayne

“In his defense,” Kendrick added. “They draw them really sexy because Robin Hood was quite sexy.”

Post Nala, Redmayne moved on to marry his longtime love Hannah Bagshawe in a romantic candlelit ceremony at the Babington House in Somerset, England, earlier this month.

Watch the funny clip above to find out which other stars are into cartoon characters.

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