Wednesday, November 25, 2015

How Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander and Tom Hooper Explore Gender Identity in 'The Danish Girl' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Before making "The Danish Girl" (Focus Features, November 27) Alicia Vikander thought she knew what it was like to be female. And Eddie Redmayne explored a place he had never been when channeling transgender pioneer Lili Elbe. At the start of the movie directed by Oscar-winner Tom Hooper ("The King's Speech") and written by British playwright/screenwriter Lucinda Coxon (from the novel by David Ebershoff), Elbe is a happily married painter who is trying to be supportive of his wife Gerda Wegener's attempts to make her mark as an artist. It's when he puts on hair and makeup, stockings and a tutu to fill in for a missing model and experiences what...

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