Eddie Redmayne: The Danish Girl is profoundly moving

Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne has revealed he found 'The Danish Girl' script to be "profoundly moving"

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne found 'The Danish Girl' script to be "profoundly moving".

The Oscar-winning actor stars as transgender pioneer Lili lbe in the new movie, and said he decided to join the project after reading the emotion-filled storyline.

He said: "I read [the script] and it was profoundly moving, and a story about love and what it takes to be authentic, what it takes to be yourself.

"So I sort of jumped on board, and then I started meeting people from the trans community and people of different generations and hearing their stories."

Eddie said he received a significant amount of help from the transgender community in order to play the part.

He told Entertainment Weekly: "Across the board, every single woman I met said, 'Ask me anything. There is no question, there is no territory that you can't [ask]' in order to educate me as a cisgender person."

This comes shortly after Eddie recently admitted he considered retiring after he won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'.

He said: "I had a moment of, 'Oh f**k, I might retire tomorrow. I'm never going to do anything again.'

"The thought that it happened too early came in for a second. But then I thought, 'No, I want this.'"


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