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Oscar nominee Eddie Redmayne gives credit to transgender community

Oscar nominee Eddie Redmayne gives credit to transgender community

Eddie Redmayne, a 2016 Oscar nominee for The Danish Girl, paid tribute on the red carpet Sunday (28 February) to those who helped him prepare for his role as a pioneering transgender woman.

‘It was about meeting men and women of the trans community and hearing their stories,’ Redmayne told E! on the red carpet of the Dolby Theatre.

‘Across the board, everyone was sensationally generous at educating me and it was about meeting women from different generations to hear what their experience had been like.’

Redmayne, who won the best actor Oscar last year for The Theory of Everything, shared how he felt when he saw himself onscreen as Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment surgery.

‘Whenever you see anything you do for the first time, it’s a moment of you’re trying to look at all the things you’ve done wrong,’ Redmayne said. ‘So I try to watch it once, then go and have a coffee break, then go watch it again and then try to take it in so I’m not looking at all the things you do wrong.’