See Danny Dyer Transform Into A Drag Queen In Lucy Rose's Video For 'Nebraska'
"I've always believed that people should be who they wanna be, regardless of race or gender."
The topic of gender fluidity is at an all-time high at the moment - just take a look at Olly from Years & Years' recent open letter - and now Danny Dyer has ditched his hard nut persona to express his views on the matter by dressing up in drag for Lucy Rose's brand new music video.
Directed by Christopher McGill, 'Nebraska' stars the EastEnders actor as a seemingly conflicted man coming to terms with getting on stage and presenting himself to the world as who he's really meant to be.
On coming up with the idea Rose told the The Independent, "The odd conversation 'if we make you look great people will be more inclined to buy you music' had been wearing me down and I wanted to do something that was the opposite.
"Chris came up with the idea and I loved it straight away but in all honesty was absolutely bricking it sending it to Danny. How could I ask Danny to do what we were asking him to do? The miracle to this story is that almost an hour after I sent over the treatment he replied saying lets do it, I've always wanted to be a drag queen."
Dyer added: "I was honoured to be asked by the maestro that is Lucy Rose to be part of her video. When I got the treatment through I was overwhelmed. I think it's such a moving piece of work. I'm beyond proud to be part of it, I've always believed that people should be who they wanna be, regardless of race or gender. Freedom of expression is so important - I really hope that this video gets the recognition it deserves."
"I'm hoping it'll make someone feel something when they watch it," Rose also said. "I hope it comforts someone and I hope it shows that no-one is who you expect them to be.
"Danny has taken a huge risk making this video and I'm eternally grateful to him for believing in me and this song when no-one else did, which allowed us to make this wonderful video. Long cut short, I hope people love it!"
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