_freeman
^

Eddie Redmayne stuns as transgender in ‘The Danish Girl’

(The Freeman) - August 28, 2015 - 10:00am

CEBU, Philippines - Eddie Redmayne has followed his Oscar-winning role as Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything” with yet another monumental part in “The Danish Girl.”

The actor plays Danish artist Lili Elbe, who is believed to be the first person to undergo gender-reassignment surgery in Germany in 1930. While we’ve already seen a few amazing photos of him as the transgender charawhis incredible transformation yet again.

Redmayne stuns in the golden-hued poster, donning an auburn wig and a deep-red lip color apropos of the ‘30s-era fashion.

But the true beauty comes from the juxtaposition of Lili and her wife Gerda Wegener (the first person to ever photograph the artist as a transgender woman), who is played in the film by “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” star Alicia Vikander. Putting the women in the spotlight together on the poster sends a powerful message of a couple standing together and supporting one another as they both discover their true selves in different ways.

The tagline, “Find the courage to be yourself,” is the overarching theme of the film.

The film, about Lili’s desire to live her true life as the woman she was born as, comes at a pivotal time in society for the LGBTQ community—and, from what is seen of the poster and heard about Redmayne’s commitment to the role, it’s looking like “The Danish Girl” will live up to the Oscar buzz it’s already getting.

But whether or not the actor ends up taking home a trophy (or many) for his work, Redmayne has already gained so much from playing this role. In an interview with Out magazine, the actor says he has so much more knowledge about the transgender community now, having realized that “gender is fluid and needn’t be labeled.”

Playing Lili has also connected him to a more well-known, modern-day story: The journey of Caitlyn Jenner. “I absolutely salute her courage,” Redmayne says. “Hers is a very specific story, and it’s one that shouldn’t stand for everybody. But it is amazing what she’s gone through and how she’s done it.” (FREEMAN)

 

ACIRC ALICIA VIKANDER CAITLYN JENNER DANISH GIRL EDDIE REDMAYNE GERDA WEGENER LILI LILI ELBE PLAYING LILI REDMAYNE STEPHEN HAWKING
Philstar
  • Latest
Latest
Latest
Are you sure you want to log out?
X
Login

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

FORGOT PASSWORD?
SIGN IN
or sign in with