Eddie Redmayne has addressed the controversy surrounding his Oscar-nominated role in 'The Danish Girl,' calling his decision to play transgender pioneer Lili Elbe in the 2015 drama a 'mistake.'
This just struck me, because if we're going to agonize over "accurate representations" in pop culture, why can't it go both ways?
- Neil Patrick Harris in How I Met Your Mother
- Cynthia Nixon in Sex and the City
- Ellen Page in Juno
The list goes on and on and on.
I am not ignorant of the fact that one of the big arguments in the CTV piece is that this is a question of giving roles to people who may struggle to find work in film and TV, because of their identity as Trans or gender non confirming persons.
So, will Hollywood/major network TV give the likes of Jim Caviezel a fair shot? Kirk Cameron? This is assuming they'd even take any role offered, which, given how sick that "world" is, they may not.
But my point still stands.
All I'm saying is that people need to calm down and start treating all of this as a two way street, to avoid sowing further division.
Or, you know, we could just let any actor play any role since it's THEIR JOB to embody a character that maybe doesn't perfectly represent their actual personality/situation in life.
For Pete's sake.