Before we get into "The Danish Girl" and its inevitable march to the Oscars, let us first begin with Saturday night's cold, rain-soaked Toronto International Film Festival premiere and the chorus of screams -- "Eddie! Eddie! Eddie! Eddie!" -- that greeted its star,
"My wife and I checked the weather before we came to Toronto and it was supposed to be sunny," Redmayne told me at a boisterous party following the film at Toronto's Soho House. Let it be known: Redmayne is the one who brought up the subject. The Oscar-winning actor has a flair for fashion, as the turquoise number he wore to Toronto last year for
That suit made him easy to spot among the well-wishers, who included Jane Fonda and Julianne Moore, both of whom adored the movie. Judging from the audience's generous applause and talk after the Tom Hooper-directed film, it would appear the two actresses are part of a rather large crowd.
"The Danish Girl" tells a fictionalized version of the story of marriage between Danish artists Einar Wegener (Redmayne) and his wife, Gerda (Alicia Vikander), focusing on the love and support Gerda offers when Einar decides to live as a woman named Lili.