It looks like Eddie Redmayne may need to clear some room on his shelf for a second Oscar.
Fresh off his Best Actor win at the Academy Awards for his role as Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” the British actor is taking on another historical project that involves a drastic physical transformation.
In the drama “The Danish Girl,” Redmayne, 33, plays transgender woman Lili Elbe, an artist who was one of the first known people to undergo sexual reassignment surgery in the early 1930s.
Working Title tweeted the first released photo of Redmayne as Elbe, who spors a short wavy bob, red lipstick, subtle eye makeup, and a sleeveless mustard yellow top.
The biopic — slated for release in 2016 — costars Amber Heard and Alicia Vikander, and reunites Redmayne with his “Les Misérables” director Tom Hooper.
Redmayne recently spoke to The Daily Mail about the role, saying, “We’re looking at everything from a feminine perspective. I think it’s the most sensitive role I have played.”
If his makeover is any indication, it’s bound to be a seriously stunning role for Redmayne. But, it has to be pointed out, his look is also giving us some serious Emma Stone vibes. No?