The Danish Girl, a 2015 film directed by Tom Hooper, earned Eddie Redmayne an Oscar nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor. Although it is one of the most prominent roles of his career, the actor has confessed to being sorry for having accepted the role of Lili Elbe.

Some say that the role should have been played by a trans actress, something with which Redmayne agrees. "Now he would not accept the role. I made that movie with the best of intentions, but I think it was a mistake"he said in an interview with The Times. "The biggest discussion about casting frustrations comes from many people not having a chair at the table. There has to be a leveling, otherwise we will continue to have these discussions"added.

The Danish girl also had Alicia Vikander in her cast, who won the Oscar for best supporting actress. In addition, the film was nominated for the award in the categories of Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.

This is not the first time that the actor defends the trans community. The Briton charged JK Rowling as a result of the author’s allegedly transphobic comments. "I don’t agree with Jo’s comments. Trans women are women, trans men are men, and non-binary identities are valid. I would never want to speak on behalf of the community, but I know that my dear transgender friends and colleagues are tired of this constant questioning of their identities, which all too often results in violence and abuse. They just want to live their lives in peace and it’s time to let them do it.", declared the protagonist of the Fantastic Animals saga.

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