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Here's why everyone is talking about Eddie Redmayne's new role

The Oscar winner’s next role will be playing a transgender painter in The Danish Girl.

FRESH FROM WINNING the Best Actor Oscar last week, an image of Eddie Redmayne’s next role has been released – and it’s got everyone talking.

He’s playing the part of transgender painter Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl – with the story revolving around the character’s gender reassignment journey.

And here’s how he will look:

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Most people seem to think it’s a great role for him

And that he looks pretty damn good

SO many people think he looks like Jessica Chastain

And, to be fair, they might have a point

2015 National Board Of Review Gala - New York Source: AP/Press Association Images

Yeah, we can see the resemblance.

Some people really think the role should have gone to a transgender actor though

But in general, this one photo has just blown everyone’s mind

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