The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's
marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Those who first discovered Eddie Redmayne as the brilliant, ALS-suffering Stephen Hawking in 2014's "The Theory of Everything" — the movie that earned him the best actor Oscar earlier this year — should prepare to see him in a very different role in his next movie. A new gender role, that is. In "The Danish Girl,"
Redmayne plays Einar Wegener, who in the 1930s became one of the first recipients of gender reassignment surgery and renamed herself Lili Elbe. So far, very few pictures have surfaced of Redmayne in the role, but TODAY was given an exclusive tease of the brand-new trailer for the film — and it's as stunning as its lead actor...
“Eddie was really the person I wanted to make the film with, and I was very passionate about that,” the director said of his Les Miserables collaborator, who won this year’s Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything. “I was a great believer in him as an actor. 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,” said Hooper. “That was something that I felt he might be interested to explore further.”
David Ebershoff, the author of the book upon which the new Eddie Redmayne film is based reflects on how uncovering trans pioneer Lili Elbe's story helped him define his own art.
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