Who this? And he makes for a wonderful woman!

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Feb 27, 2015 17:45 IST

Give it to Eddie Redmayne. After portraying Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne is now playing a transgender pioneer in a new drama. And he is doing with verve and style.

The first photo from the movie The Danish Girl which arrived online on February 26 sees the Oscar-winning actor sporting a green dress and red lipstick, reported Ace Showbiz.

In the upcoming movie directed by Tom Hooper, Redmayne, 33, plays Danish-born artist Einar Wegener who is known as one of the first people who underwent sex reassignment surgery.

The painter was later known as Lili Elbe.

Redmayne told the Mail that he has been "observing the minutiae of feminine physicality", and to play Lili he worked with movement director Alexandra Reynolds, who also helped him choreograph his movements as Hawking.

"We’re looking at everything from a feminine perspective,’ he explained. Eddie called the true story of Wegener and his wife Gerda a study of ‘authenticity, identity and love’. I think it’s the most sensitive role I have played," the 33-year-old actor added.

The movie, which also stars Alicia Vikander and Amber Heard, is set for release later this year.

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