Eddie Redmayne says it was a ‘mistake’ to play trans woman in ‘The Danish Girl’

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New York Daily News

Eddie Redmayne says he should have turned down his Oscar-nominated role as a transgender woman in “The Danish Girl.” “I made that film with the best intentions, but I think it was a mistake,” the 39-year-old English actor told the Sunday Times of the 2015 romantic drama. “The bigger discussion about the frustrations around casting is because many people don’t have a chair at the table. There must be a levelling, otherwise we are going to carry on having these debates.” In Tom Hooper’s biographical film, Redmayne starred as Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment surger…

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