Five years after he earned an Oscar nomination for his turn Danish girl, Eddie Redmayne spoke out about accepting the role of a transgender woman in the film. inside Tom Hooper– oriented film, Redmayne stars as one of the first people in the world to undergo sex reassignment surgery. At the time, his performance received backlash from those who demanded the character be played by a transgender actor.
In a recent interview with Sunday Times, however, Redmayne explained that getting the final role was a “mistake” and that he won’t be in the film today.
“No, I won’t continue it now. I made that movie with the best of intentions, but I think it was a mistake,” said Redmayne.
Later in the interview, Redmayne also admitted that Danish girl was founded because of him – a huge celebrity who even just won Best Actor for his role in Theory of everything – logged. The issue aside, Redmayne emphasized that more needs to be done to eliminate such strong power disparities in casting that have resulted in fewer transgender actors being considered for such roles.
“The bigger discussion about the pressing issues surrounding casting is because many people don’t have a chair at the table. There needs to be a leveling, otherwise we will continue to have these debates. “
Redmayne’s interview with The Sunday Times was to promote his new product about Bar at the Playhouse Theater in London, starring Jessie Buckley. He will star in The Emcee, or Master of Ceremonies, a role that has been played a number of times by LGBTQ+ actors since its debut in 1966.
“Out of all the characters I’ve read, this one defies pigeons. I would ask everyone to come see it before making a judgment,” said Redmayne.
https://decider.com/2021/11/22/eddie-redmayne-the-danish-girl-trans-role-mistake/ Eddie Redmayne admits playing transgender woman in ‘Danish Girl’ was ‘a mistake’