After winning an Oscar for his portrayal of ALS-stricken Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, the actor has totally transformed again for his next drama – The Danish Girl – in which he plays transgender painter Lili Elbe/Einar Wegener.
Production company Working Title gave fans their first look at Eddie as Lili Friday, posting a stunning shot of the 33-year-old actor rocking short, red wavy hair, red lips and a yellow dress. "Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe in THE DANISH GIRL. Directed by Tom Hooper, the film is currently in production," Working Title captioned the snap. Quite frankly, he looks gorgeous in it.
The film, set in the 1920s, chronicles the love story between Einar and his wife artist Gerda Waud (Alicia Wikander), and reveals how she persuaded him to pose for her in women's clothes after one of her models didn't show up, according to the Daily Mail. Einar later started his transformation into Lili after that incident.
Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe in THE DANISH GIRL. Directed by Tom Hooper, the film is currently in production. pic.twitter.com/Ue9cVuE1rR- Working Title (@Working_Title) February 27, 2015
Eddie previously told site he has been "observing the minutiae of feminine physicality," adding he worked with movement director Alexandra Reynolds, who also helped him choreograph his movements as Stephen Hawking, to get it right.
"We're looking at everything from a feminine perspective,' Eddie continued, calling the true story of Einar and his wife Gerda a study of "authenticity, identity and love." The thesp continued, saying, "I think it's the most sensitive role I have played," adding that he spoke with members of the transgender community to research the role.
It looks like Eddie might want to make room on his shelf for his second Academy Award.