Actor Eddie Redmayne doesn’t think “anything could have prepared” him for fatherhood.

The 34-year-old, who has four-month-old daughter Iris with his wife Hannah Bagshawe, says becoming a father to the little girl has opened “different parts of his heart” and it gives him something to smile at after a long day at work.

“I don’t think anything can prepare you. The amazing thing is everything that everyone tells you beforehand — which is all cliche — is true,” Redmayne told etonline.com.

“You’ve heard it all before and yet when you’re experiencing it, it feels like the first time and you suddenly start telling everyone these things as if they’re completely new and original thoughts. And they’re like, ‘Yeah that’s the cliche’.

“But all the things, like different parts of your heart opening… It’s really extraordinary. There’s this amazing thing with children — whenever you’re having a bit of a tired moment or something, it’s like she’s always just one stop ahead of you, smiling you along. It’s great,” he added.

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