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Eddie Redmayne Calls His ‘Danish Girl’ Role a ‘Mistake’

Looking back. Although Eddie redmayne received an Oscar nomination for her role as Lili Elbe in 2015 Danish girl, he was criticized by critics who thought he was not the right choice for the transgender character.

“No, I wouldn’t accept it now,” said the 39-year-old England native during a Sunday opening hours interview, which was posted on Sunday, November 21. “I made this film with the best of intentions, but I think it was a mistake.”

Since Danish girl In theaters, the conversation around straight cisgender actors playing LBGTQ + characters has changed. Many advocate that transgender actors, who typically have far fewer on-screen opportunities, be the only ones playing trans characters. Redmayne now thinks a trans actor should have had the opportunity to star in The Danish girl.

However, after hearing that the acclaimed film – which debuted in theaters in November 2015 – likely wouldn’t have been produced without the Fantastic beasts actor after his Oscar victory, he opened up about the big problems.

“The biggest discussion of the frustrations around the casting is because a lot of people don’t have a chair at the table,” Redmayne added. “There must be a leveling, otherwise we will continue to have these debates.

The movie – set in the 1920s and starring Alicia vikander – follows the true story of artist Lili Elbe, who was the first person to undergo gender reassignment surgery. After the film’s debut, the Theory of Everything The star opened up about her role and became an activist in the LGBTQ + community.

“The people were so kind and generous with their experience, but also so open,” said the Oscar winner. OUTSIDE magazine in August 2015 on seeking advice from transgender people while filming. “Almost every transgender man and woman I have ever met said, ‘Ask me anything.’ They know that cisgender people need to be educated.

He added at the time: “I felt like I was given this amazing experience of being able to play this woman, but with that comes this responsibility not only to educate myself but, hopefully, to use that to educate. [an audience]. My God, this is tricky. And complicated.

During the interview, the veteran of the scene also explained how he understood his own identity.

“I guess it depends on what you consider to be male and female,” the Wretched the star told the magazine. “I was a musician, I was in theater and the arts, but I was also in sports, so I had a pretty broad spectrum. I can also totally see that others see a femininity in me.

Eddie Redmayne in “The Danish Girl”. Main features / Working title / Kobal / Shutterstock

While filming, Redmayne called his role one of the most vulnerable characters he has ever played.

“We look at everything from a female point of view,” he told the Daily mail in August 2015, noting that the production was a story of “authenticity, identity and love” overall. “I think that’s the most sensitive role I’ve played. The danger of surgery was so extreme then. It’s such a brave thing that [Lili] made.”

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