First Look: Eddie Redmayne Goes Transgender for 'The Danish Girl'
What's next for the Oscar winner? How about another challenging role. The Daily Mail has revealed the first look photo of the most recent Best Actor Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne in the new film The Danish Girl, from director Tom Hooper (of The King's Speech, Les Miserables). In the film Redmayne plays Einar Wegener, a painter in the 1920s who decides to transform into a woman after he poses in their clothes when a model doesn't show up. He later became Lili Elbe, and this first photo shows Redmaybe in full make-up and clothing as Lili. It will make anyone do a double take. "We're looking at everything from a feminine perspective," Redmayne told them. "I think it's the most sensitive role I have played." Take a look.
The Danish Girl tells the true story of Danish artists Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda, played by Alicia Vikander. This tender portrait of a marriage asks: What do you do when someone you love wants to change? It starts with a question, a simple favor asked of a husband by his wife on an afternoon chilled by the Baltic wind. Her portrait model has canceled, and would he mind slipping into a pair of women's shoes and stockings for a few moments so she can finish the painting on time. "Of course," he answers. "Anything at all." With that, one of the most passionate and unusual love stories of the twentieth century begins. The Danish Girl is directed by Oscar winner Tom Hooper, from a screenplay written by Lucinda Coxon. No release date is set yet, but Universal will likely release the film by the end of this year. Stay tuned for more.