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Here’s Why Eddie Redmayne Was Cast In The Danish Girl Instead Of A Trans Actor

1225086_The-Danish-Girl-poster-croppedEddie was really the person I wanted to make the film with, and I was very passionate about that. I think also there’s a certain gender fluidity that I sensed in him, that I found intriguing and it led me to think he might be a really interesting person to cast in this role. I felt that there was something in him that was drawn to the feminine. That was something that I felt he might be interested to explore further. I think there’s a tremendous pool of talented trans actors out there, and I think there’s probably a journey to go on to make sure that talented trans actors have the same access to opportunities both in front of and behind the character as cisgendered actors. I hope we’re at the beginning of a revolution that will improve access for trans actors and trans filmmakers — but there’s a long way to go.”


Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper speaking with Screen Daily about his decision to cast Eddie Redmayne as in the upcoming real life-inspired drama The Danish Girl