Actor Eddie Redmayne: ‘Playing a transgender person was a mistake’ | show

Of movie The Danish Girl and Eddie Redmayne’s acting were acclaimed in 2015, but there was also criticism. The accusation was that a transactor should have been cast for the role. Redmayne now says in The Sunday Times: ,,No, I wouldn’t take the part anymore. I made that film with the best of intentions, but I think it was a mistake.”

“The bigger discussion about the frustrations surrounding the casting process is that many people don’t have a seat at the table,” the actor said. “That has to be rectified, otherwise we will continue to have these debates.”

The 39-year-old actor, who played the role just after he won the Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, makes a twist with his comments. He previously stated that ‘any actor should be able to play any role if he plays it with a sense of integrity and responsibility’.

A spokesperson for Gendered Intelligence, a foundation that tries to improve the lives of trans people, is delighted with Redmayne’s recent statements. “We are increasingly hopeful that stories about and for transgender people can be told by those actors themselves, with more diverse talent both on screen and behind the camera.”

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