Eddie Redmayne says movie role was ‘darker’ after trans controversy

The Danish Girl, the Oscar-winning drama in which Eddie Redmayne played one of the first transgender men to undergo sex reassignment surgery, has been one of the most talked-about films of 2017. But now, it seems, the film has been problematic for one of its participants as well. The 27-year-old actor told the BBC that it was something of a “mistake” to have gone on to do another trans-themed film, Colossal, with Margot Robbie.

“I had to go into [Colossal] with a bit of a darker self,” Redmayne said. “It felt like a much different journey of self-discovery for me.” He said that his relationship with the industry was also affected. “I was so grateful [for the backlash] but so sad to move on,” he said.

The actor said he remained largely positive about his experiences in the film industry — if not all the film roles he has been offered. “I’ve had amazing things happen,” he said. “Some of the smaller films, the ones I’ve done that were more challenging, I’ve been very grateful for.”

The actor recently spoke to Digital Spy about why he is glad he has never had the “furor that you get when you become the first trans person on the cover of Time or The New York Times.”

Read the full story at The Guardian.


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