Eddie Redmayne ditched smartphone to live ‘in the moment’

Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne ditched his smartphone so he could live ”in the moment.”

The 34-year-old actor made the decision to swap his iPhone to a more basic handset so he wouldn’t constantly be distracted by the messages, emails and apps on the Internet enabled handset.

Speaking to The Independent, he revealed: ”I tried switching back to a simple, old-fashioned handset in place of a smartphone. It was a reaction against being glued permanently to my iPhone during waking hours. The deluge of emails was constant and I found myself trying to keep up in real time, at the expense of living in the moment.”

Despite his best efforts to use less tech in his daily life, Eddie soon found himself spending far more time on his laptop in the mornings and evenings, much to the frustration of his wife Hannah Bagshawe – who is pregnant with their first child.

So The Danish Girl star went back to using an iPhone in order to manage his communications more evenly through the day.

He explained: ”I was tied to my laptop answering emails for two hours first thing every morning and last thing at night instead, which was a different kind of intrusion. I wasn’t very popular with Hannah, so today I’m back on my iPhone and trying to master a healthier relationship with it.”

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  1. Snepts • January 14, 2016 @ 5:07 PM

    Smartphones will swallow you whole.

  2. Jenny • January 14, 2016 @ 9:44 PM

    Give up your cell phone entirely, what’s the point of downgrading? Make a statement! Not that I would give mine up for even a day lol!

  3. Linda • January 21, 2016 @ 7:02 PM

    I did it. I need to find an old-fashioned cell phone for emergencies, like running out of gas or sliding into a ditch which I have done and needed CAA; however, I have been without one for 2 years now. People have to phone me at home or wait for me to check emails like in the old days. I see so many people who are slaves to their “dumb” phones and not paying attention to their kids.

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