Eddie Redmayne: Playing Transgender Character in 'The Danish Girl' Was a 'Mistake'

Eddie Redmayne: Playing Transgender Character in 'The Danish Girl' Was a 'Mistake'


Actor Eddie Redmayne has expressed regret about his Oscar-nominated role in The Danish Girl, saying that playing a transgender character was a “mistake.”

Eddie Redmayne won acclaim for playing artist Lili Elbe — a Danish man who underwent a sex-change operation to become a woman — in the 2015 movie. But he said in a recent interview with Britain’s The Sunday Times that he wouldn’t accept the role today.

“No, I wouldn’t take it on now,” Redmayne told the newspaper. “I made that film with the best intentions but I think it was a mistake.”

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Redmayne said transgender actors deserve to be considered for trans characters.

“The bigger discussions about the frustrations around casting is because many people don’t

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