How would you be different if you had been born a woman?
In this enlightening clip from the AFI archives, actor Dustin Hoffan shares how the idea behind his film Tootsie evolved, and more interestingly, what compelled him to play the role of Dorothy Michaels.
Revealing a side of himself we’ve perhaps never seen before, Hoffan explains how, make-up and all, he had to dress as a woman before agreeing to play the character.
And what he discovered about women moved him.
“I was shocked that I wasn’t more attractive. I thought I should be beautiful. If I was going to be a woman, I would want to be as beautiful as possible.”
Take a look.