Eddie Redmayne Speaks on Meeting Transgender Women for “The Danish Girl”
Eddie Redmayne, who plays Newt Scamander in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film, will also be playing the lead role in a new 1920s drama titled The Danish Girl.
At a screening of the film hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in New York, Redmayne spoke about how his research for the film involved meeting with transgender women to truly understand their experiences.
The Danish Girl is the biographical story of Lili Elbe, a Danish artist who was the very first recipient of sex reassignment surgery. Directed by Tom Hooper, the film follows Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener, to whom Lili is married, as they both experience a pivotal shift in their lives. You can watch the trailer of the film below and read MuggleNet’s review of it here.
According to JustJared.com, the Theory of Everything star discussed how he prepared for the role, saying,
The way I approached this [role] was meeting with trans women of different generations…and hearing their experiences. They were incredibly generous with educating me.
You can view some images from the screening below.
The Danish Girl is scheduled to hit theaters on November 27 in the US. Are you looking forward to watching the film? What do you think of Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of Lili Elbe? Let us know in the comments!