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Eddie Redmayne goes transgender for Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl

02.27.2015

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THE DANISH GIRL is inspired by the true story of Danish artists Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda. What starts off as a simple favor asked of a husband by his wife to wear a pair of women's shoes and stockings for a few moments so she can finish a painting leads Einar Wegener undergoing surgery to become Lili Elbe. Tom Hooper (LES MISERABLES, THE KING'S SPEECH) will be directing the film with Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander playing the Wegener's, respectively. If you're wondering how Redmayne looks transgender, then I'm happy to make your Friday!

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Redmayne has been delivering solid work for a while, but it was his work in Tom Hooper's LES MISERABLES that caught folks off-guard. One Oscar later for the pitch-perfect portrayal of Stephen Hawking in THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING and he's guaranteed to have a few eyes on him with his follow-up performance. Judging from the synopsis, THE DANISH GIRL will deliver something seriously compelling. If it ends up being pushed to this year, I'd bet that an Oscar nomination wouldn't be too far-fetched.

THE DANISH GIRL is scheduled to be released sometime in 2016.

Source: Working Title

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9:19PM on 02/27/2015
haha.. why he look like Jessica Chastain. I feel so much better now knowing I voted "not hot" when Chastain was up for the Hot or Not column. :S
haha.. why he look like Jessica Chastain. I feel so much better now knowing I voted "not hot" when Chastain was up for the Hot or Not column. :S
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7:33PM on 02/27/2015

Huh.

Today I learned that if I can never have Jessica Chastain I would settle for Eddie Redmayne in drag. Who knew?
Today I learned that if I can never have Jessica Chastain I would settle for Eddie Redmayne in drag. Who knew?
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5:05PM on 02/27/2015

Jessica Chastain?

Seriously, she should play his/her brother in the film.
Seriously, she should play his/her brother in the film.
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5:02PM on 02/27/2015

Dude looks good as a lady

Good for him that he's pushing himself as an actor, even if it does have an "Oscar bait" vibe to it. Nothing wrong with Oscar bait, if it's done right, BTW.
Good for him that he's pushing himself as an actor, even if it does have an "Oscar bait" vibe to it. Nothing wrong with Oscar bait, if it's done right, BTW.
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4:52PM on 02/27/2015
Shouldve cast Hilary Swank
Shouldve cast Hilary Swank
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4:42PM on 02/27/2015
I wish Hollywood wouldn't glorify people with a mental disease like this. It's not normal or okay there's something wrong with your head. It also pisses me off when people compare this with homosexuality, which is legit and isn't due to a mental disorder.
I wish Hollywood wouldn't glorify people with a mental disease like this. It's not normal or okay there's something wrong with your head. It also pisses me off when people compare this with homosexuality, which is legit and isn't due to a mental disorder.
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5:41PM on 02/27/2015
Glorified is the wrong word. Transgender exists. People have been around for a while doing this. Therefore stories exist about these people. That's not glorifying anything, but it's not ignoring a subculture that rarely gets the real Hollywood treatment.
Glorified is the wrong word. Transgender exists. People have been around for a while doing this. Therefore stories exist about these people. That's not glorifying anything, but it's not ignoring a subculture that rarely gets the real Hollywood treatment.
11:04PM on 02/27/2015
Being transgendered is a mental disorder. It is something that needs to be treated not glorified. Glorified is the absolute correct word it is not normal or okay it is a mental disease that should be treated.
Being transgendered is a mental disorder. It is something that needs to be treated not glorified. Glorified is the absolute correct word it is not normal or okay it is a mental disease that should be treated.
4:14PM on 02/27/2015
This guy read the book on how to win an Oscar and he's following it word for word
This guy read the book on how to win an Oscar and he's following it word for word
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5:08PM on 02/27/2015
He already has an Oscar.
He already has an Oscar.
6:21PM on 02/27/2015
Exactly. Now he's after Oscar #2
Exactly. Now he's after Oscar #2
4:13PM on 02/27/2015

Looks like a young Tilda Swinton

As a hetero dude, he does make a pretty girl. He has a certain lack of masculinity to his features, which gives him an androgynous edge, IMO.
As a hetero dude, he does make a pretty girl. He has a certain lack of masculinity to his features, which gives him an androgynous edge, IMO.
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4:01PM on 02/27/2015
I guess he wants another Oscar.
I guess he wants another Oscar.
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3:41PM on 02/27/2015

hmmm...

So his wife asked him to temporarily wear women's clothing to help her finish a painting. This leads him to undergo the surgical transition (and i'm assuming hormone therapy) to become female?



Well that escalated quickly.
So his wife asked him to temporarily wear women's clothing to help her finish a painting. This leads him to undergo the surgical transition (and i'm assuming hormone therapy) to become female?



Well that escalated quickly.
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