Eddie Redmayne Discusses Trans-Role In ‘The Danish Girl’

Photo Credit: MorgueFile

Photo Credit: MorgueFile

Actor Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) has spoken candidly about his portrayal of a transgender person for his new film ‘The Danish Girl’.

Directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), Redmayne stars as Lili Elbe, the first person to receive gender-reassignment surgery in the 1920s.

‘We had to start with the history,’ Redmayne said, talking to The Hollywood Reporter. ‘What could we find out about Lili and Gerder, and what was their story?’

‘The Danish Girl’ is based off the 2000 novel of the same name, which is a collection of some of her diary entries. ‘Lili talks about herself in the third person, sometimes’ Redmayne explains. ‘Of course, now, using that pronoun would be inappropriate.’

Redmayne created a name for himself for taking on tackling roles after his Oscar-winning performance as Stephan Hawking in this year’s ‘The Theory of Everything’. Do we see a second Oscar in as many years for Redmayne?

The last person to win two consecutive Oscars was Tom Hanks, in 1993 and 1994 for ‘Philadelphia’ and ‘Forrest Gump’ respectively.

Below is the trailer for the film. Will you be checking it out?

‘The Danish Girl’ was initially released at the Venice Film Festival, but will receive nationwide release November 27 2015.

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