Prague -- Geoffrey Rush, made up to look like Albert Einstein, sits perfectly still on a cavernous soundstage in the midst of a set meticulously recreating the physicist’s Princeton home. As the crew buzzes around him, Rush (pictured above) remains as frozen as a statue. The Oscar winner is smart to conserve his energy; he has the lead role in season one of National Geographic’s epic anthology Genius, its first scripted drama series. Genius premieres in 171 countries and 45 languages on April 25. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are the executive producers; Howard directed the first episode.
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