Eddie Redmayne: ‘I hope The Danish Girl makes me an ally to the trans community’

Eddie Redmayne poses for photographers at the photo call for the film The Danish Girl at the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. The 72nd edition of the festival runs until Sept. 12.

Eddie Redmayne poses for photographers at the photo call for the film The Danish Girl at the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. The 72nd edition of the festival runs until Sept. 12. Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP

“It’s been 15 years in the making and has come out at time when there has been such a shift in these issues coming to the mainstream.

The story is so beautiful and the people from the trans community I met in preparing for the part were incredibly generous. It has been a privilege and, while not in any way talking for the community, I’m trying to learn to be an ally.”

— Eddie Redmayne, racking up scores of excellent reviews and best actor award nominations for his role as trans pioneer Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl, speaking about the film on The Graham Norton Show

h/t: RTE.ie

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