Eddie Redmayne says playing a trans character in ‘The Danish Girl’ was a mistake
“The Danish Girl,” directed by Tom Hooper, is influenced by the story of Elbe, among the very first individuals to go through gender reassignment surgical treatment.
Although Redmayne was chosen for a string of awards for his efficiency, his casting as Elbe triggered problems, with lots of critics arguing that the function ought to have gone to a trans star.
She stated: “What should’ve been a celebration of a very complex, compelling transgender figure is instead transmisogynist, and just plain-old misogynist in general.”
In his interview with the Sunday Times, Redmayne stated the criticism was warranted, confessing that while he had the very best intents, taking the function was a “mistake” and he would not accept it if it were used today.
“No, I wouldn’t take it on now,” the 39-year-old star stated, including: “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.”
Redmayne can next be seen playing the Host in “Cabaret,” opposite “Chernobyl” starlet Jessie Buckley as Sally Bowles.
Liza Minelli notoriously played Bowles and Joel Grey was cast as the sexually unclear Host in the 1972 movie adjustment
Redmayne asked those who may slam his choice to handle a function typically played by LGBT stars to suspend judgment.
“Of all the characters I’ve ever read, this one defies pigeonholing. I would ask people to come and see it before casting judgment,” he stated. “Cabaret” opens opens at London’s Play house Theatre on December 12.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.