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How Stephen Hawking Reacted to Seeing a Film About His Life

[Image: NBC] Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in ‘The Theory of Everything’ People who work with words for a living often have interesting things to say. In fact, sometimes I enjoy hearing an author talk about their book more than I enjoyed reading the book, but more often than not one enhances the other. When you read, you spend time getting to know personas who came from the minds of these authors, and so I love to learn things about the author themselves – where did the characters and stories came from, and do they wear sweatpants all day? If you think about it, I suppose the same could be said for a screenwriter. Though Screenwriting isn’t a primary interest of mine, THR had a very interesting Writers Roundtable with Jon Favreau, who wrote, directed and starred in the food-truck dramedy Chef and prior wrote the first two Ironman films; comedian Chris Rock, who wrote and starred in Top Five and is enjoying the best reviews of his film career; Gillian Flynn, who adapted her own novel Gone Girl for the screen, and blockbuster-maker Jonathan “Jonah” Nolan, who wrote Memento, The Dark Knight Series, and the just released Interstellar, but never seems to get …