Eddie Redmayne: I felt vulnerable playing a trans woman

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 December 2015
Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne has admitted he felt "vulnerable" playing transgender pioneer Lili Ibe in forthcoming flick 'The Danish Girl'

Eddie Redmayne felt "vulnerable" playing a transgender woman in 'The Danish Girl'.

The Oscar-winning actor stars as transgender pioneer Lili lbe in the new movie, and said he can empathise with real-life trans women feeling like they are being judged as he felt "very exposed" just acting the part.

He told The Sun newspaper: "It leaves you feeling very exposed and vulnerable. The set itself felt very safe when I would be walking around as Lili but there was still this sense of people watching you and feeling judged.

"Imagine what it must be like for trans women who are constantly facing such judgment as well as discrimination and violence in many cases."

The 33-year-old star felt most exposed during the nude scenes for the forthcoming flick.

He recently said: "Any time you get naked in front of a crew, it's embarrassing."

In one particular scene, the handsome star had to peel off his trousers and tuck his manhood through his legs.

He explained: "It's not as if we as actors have some way of becoming comfortable with it. It would be exactly like you getting naked in front of 30 people."

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