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Eddie Redmayne shares why playing Lili in ‘The Danish Girl’ was a gift


Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne is back on the big screen getting a lot of attention for his role in the new film "The Danish Girl," which is based on a true story. Redmayne plays Einar Wegener, a prominent artist in the 1920s, who transitions to a woman named Lili. TODAY’s Matt Lauer speaks to Redmayne about portraying a transgender woman in this role that the actor says was “a gift.”