One of newly minted Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne’s besties is none other than Jamie Dornan, the Northern Irish star of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Redmayne and Dornan shared an apartment together in LA back in the days when both were struggling to get recognized. Now they’re two of the hottest actors in the world.

"We used to come to LA and we'd go and we'd sort of rent somewhere or stay on friends' floors and go to auditions and fail to get parts," Redmayne told Access Hollywood's Billy Bush on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday night.

Redmayne has been busy soaking up the accolades for his masterful performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, so he admits that he hasn’t had time to see Dornan in the decidedly more low-brow Fifty Shades.

"I haven't seen the film yet because I've been shooting a film in London, but of course we've spoken about it," he said. "I think it was quite an extraordinary experience for him."

The new Mrs. Redmayne, Hannah Bagshawe, also hasn’t seen Dornan’s breakout role.

"I'd have to ask her," Redmayne replied when asked if Hannah would be sneaking into a multiplex. "I think it's a bit weird when it's your friend."