Rebecca Root talking about working with Redmayne,
and the importance of telling the story of Lili Elbe.
...Rebecca Root is among the first trans actresses cast to play a cisgender (non-transgender) role.
“I think this will probably be one of the last high-profile transgender roles going to a cisgender actor,” Root told Variety. “As more of us come up through the ranks, the more likely it will be we’ll take these roles.”
Root plays the female nurse at the hospital where Redmayne’s character undergoes surgery, and in the video discusses the significance of her part. “It’s important for me, as well, because I think it’s an opportunity for one of the pioneers of our community, the trans community, for her story to be told.”...