Eddie Redmayne 'understood' nude scene in 'The Danish Girl'

Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne

Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne at The Danish Girl world premiere

Eddie Redmayne quickly "understood" that he would have to do a full-frontal nude scene in 'The Danish Girl' when he played transgender pioneer Lili Ibe.

Eddie Redmayne "understood" that he had to appear naked in 'The Danish Girl'.

The Oscar-winning actor - who lost out on winning the Best Actor in a Drama award at the Golden Globes on Sunday (10.01.16) to 'The Revenant' star Leonardo DiCaprio - stars as transgender pioneer Lili Elbe in the movie and though he had to bear all in the film, director Tom Hooper admitted his star never had any qualms about stripping on screen because he understood why it was important.

He revealed: "Interestingly, it was never a very long conversation.

"He always said he'd like to watch it before I showed it to anyone -- I just about showed it to him first, maybe a couple people saw it before him.

"And he was happy with it. I think he understood the importance of showing Lili's relationship to her body."

And the 43-year-old filmmaker thinks having Alicia Vikander - who portray's Lili's loving wife Gerda - made the 33-year-old star feel more at ease.

He added to the New York Daily News newspaper's Confidenti@l column: "But we also had the wonderful Alicia Vikander, who as a Scandinavian was a lot less inhibited about these kind of things than the British, Eddie and I.

"So I think that helped set a tone on the set of being a little bit more relaxed, and perhaps even a bit more brave about this kind of stuff."


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