The Danish Girl script
Synopsis: With support from his loving wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander), artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) prepares to undergo one of the first sex-change operations.

(CONTINUED)

26/11/15

5.

CONTINUED:

ULLA (cont’d)

Einar Wegener!

The DRESSER hands Ulla a robe to cover up, but:

ULLA (cont’d)

Oh don’t worry about him - he’s only ever

had eyes for one woman.

EINAR:

My guilty secret’s out.

He smiles at her, indulgent. She calls up to him

ULLA:

So - when are you two going to breed me a

godchild?

EINAR:

You’re an atheist.

ULLA:

I’ll reconsider.

EINAR:

We’re trying.

ULLA:

Try harder. I’ve been waiting an eternity.

Have you tried drinking raw eggs?

EINAR:

No.

ULLA:

Do it. For my sake.

Einar shakes his head. She’s impossible and he adores her.

ULLA (cont’d)

Anyway what are you doing in today? I

thought you finished last week?

EINAR:

I wanted to check on the scrim for the

storm scene. And give Gerda some space.

ULLA:

Ah - she’s got a shy one.

Einar nods, smiles. Ulla prepares to resume her fitting.

ULLA (cont’d)

You know I’m next?

EINAR:

So I heard.

(CONTINUED)

26/11/15

6.

CONTINUED:

ULLA:

I won’t be shy.

EINAR:

I should imagine not.

ULLA:

Good God, she’ll need all her colours for

me!

They LAUGH and Ulla signals to the dresser to pull at the

corset once more, smiles in delighted anticipation of the

discomfort to come.

INT. WIDOW HOUSE, STUDIO, DAY

MR FONNESBECH in a chair on a slightly raised dais. He is

formally dressed, somewhat stiff. The room is oppressively

still. Gerda looks up from her canvas, goes to adjust

Fonnesbech’s arm. He is clearly affected by being touched,

embarrassed. She returns to the canvas. After an

uncomfortable couple of moments:

FONNESBECH:

I wanted to say... I appreciate our being

alone today. I hope your husband doesn’t

mind.

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Lucinda Coxon

Lucinda Coxon is an award-winning writer for film, television, and stage. Her feature screenplays include The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, Wild Target, starring Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, and Rupert Grint; and The Heart of Me, starring Helena Bonham Carter, Olivia Williams, and Paul Bettany. She collaborated with . more…

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