Eddie Redmayne is Transformed Into a Woman for Transgender Role…

Eddie Redmayne WomanThe first image has emerged of Redmayne in the role of early transgender Lili Elbe…

The still is taken from Redmayne’s new film The Danish Woman where he will be portraying the man Einar Wegener who eventually became an early pioneer into transgenderism in the early 20th century. Wegner’s transformation began when his wife the artist Gerda Wegener asked him to pose as a woman when her model failed to show up for a session.  He found the sensation of wearing stockings surprisingly comfortable and wound up regularly modelling for his wife. By the early 30’s she was undergoing experimental surgery in order to physically become Lili Elbe.

Encouragingly Redmayne is working with Alexandra Reynolds who was the movement director who assisted him into becoming Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. If he can observe and internalise the ‘minutiae of feminine physicality’ as he puts it as well as he did Hawking’s movement patterns then this could be a very special performance indeed. In fact I’m excited enough to see him take on roles like this that I’m willing to just ignore Jupiter Ascending and pretend it didn’t happen!

What do you think of this transformation? Are you intrigued to see the film later this year? Make sure you let me know in the comment section below!


Also just as a side note, doesn’t Gerda Wegener (Wegener’s wife) look like the spitting image of Mia Wasikowska to you?
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12 comments

  1. He’s strangely beautiful. And she totally looks like Mia Wasikowska.

    1. Yeah he is very convincing as a woman isn’t he!

      And I’m glad you see that too, I actually thought it was her at first!

    2. I suddenly don’t feel like a total nut thinking that anymore!

  2. Sounds really interesting. After seeing him in The Theory of Everything i think he can pull it off, so to speak!

    1. Haha yeah me too! I’m pretty interested in seeing how his career develops post Oscar win.

  3. Interesting! Definitely looking forward to seeing more of the talent he showed in Theory and redeeming himself after Jupiter. Also, she looks just like Mia.

    1. Yeah normally I would say he has a lot to prove after the horrible mess he displayed in Jupiter but his performance in Theory just blew me away to the degree that I can sort of ignore JA.
      Doesn’t she just!

  4. I think he can do this! Looking forward to seeing how it all comes together!

    Yep, looks like MW!

    1. Yeah, I’m really hoping he can deliver something special here and wash those Jupiter Ascending memories away!

      Doesn’t she just!

      1. Have faith James, have faith. He proved to us he can do drama up the wazoo.

        1. Haha he has indeed!

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