1. Transgender actors need more access in Hollywood: Tom Hooper

Transgender actors need more access in Hollywood: Tom Hooper

Filmmaker Tom Hooper says Hollywood needs to give transgender actors more access and embrace them as they are.

By: | Published: September 7, 2015 10:40 AM

Filmmaker Tom Hooper says Hollywood needs to give transgender actors more access and embrace them as they are.

Tom Hooper’s new period transgender drama, “The Danish Girl”, stars Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of gender reassignment surgery, reported Variety.

“Access to trans actors, women and men, to roles, both trans roles and cisgender roles, is utterly key, and I feel that within the industry at the moment there is a problem. There is a huge pool of talented trans actors and the access to parts is limited.

“I would champion any shift where the industry could move forward and embrace trans actors in trans and cisgender roles and also celebrate and encourage trans filmmakers,” he said.

Based on the 2000 novel of the same name by David Ebershoff, “The Danish Girl” also stars Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw and Amber Heard.

The film will hit theatres in the US on November 27.

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