Gwyneth Paltrow will be playing another woman’s wife in her next movie! She’s reportedly replaced Charlize Theron in The Danish girl, an adaptation of a novel about the first post-operative transsexual.
The film follows Danish artists Einar and Greta Wegener who found success after Einar stood in for a female model that Greta was set to paint. As their work gained popularity, Greta encouraged her husband to continue to adopt a female guise.
Gwyneth will play Greta, and Nicole Kidman will play the sex-changing Einar. Greta’s character stands by her partner through the sex-change operation until finally letting go when she realizes the man she married no longer exists.
Sounds heavy! But just last week, Nicole said she sought out “extreme” film choices and explored all aspects of love, sex and marriage. “In the end I hope my life will be a mix of extreme love and bold artistic choices,” she said. “I’ve never wanted to be safe. I’ve never chosen safe relationships. And I’ve never chosen safe films.”