Grab your tissues — Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander are about to change your life. The new trailer for ‘The Danish Girl’ takes on the transition of 1920s artist Lili Elbe, along with her supporting wife, Gerda. Watch it here.
Let the Oscar buzz begin. Tom Hooper‘s The Danish Girl is about to change everything. The first trailer debuted on Sept. 1, showing a beautiful love story, inspired by artists Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander). At first, Gerda wants to paint her husband, Einar, dressed in women’s clothing. However, that is the moment that Einar connects with something inside him — Lili.
The pioneer story of Lili and Gerda is a magnificent one that we’ve yet to put a microscope on, until now. In the trailer, we watch Gerda and Einar head to a party together, with Einar dressed as Lili. However, everything changes with Gerda sees her husband as Lili, kissing a man. With that, the story begins to unfold — including Gerda’s acceptance of her husband’s real identity as Lili.
“Eddie was really the person I wanted to make the film with, and I was very passionate about that,” Tom Hooper told Screen about Eddie, who he worked with on Les Miserables. “I was a great believer in him as an actor. I think also there’s a certain gender fluidity that I sensed in him, that I found intriguing and it led me to think he might be a really interesting person to cast in this role.”
He also added that he “felt that there was something in him that was drawn to the feminine,” which was something he thought Eddie may want to explore. Well from the trailer, we can say that Tom made the right choice.
The film, also starring Amber Heard and Matthias Schoenaerts, will hit theaters on Nov. 27.
— Emily Longeretta