EastEnders actor Danny Dyer, who is famed for his “hard-man” image has proved that you should never judge a book by its cover.
Danny who plays lovable dad Mick Carter in the BBC soap has dressed up as woman for a moving new music video for the song ‘Nebraska’ by Lucy Rose.
The clip for the song directed by Christopher McGill, sees Dyer donning a red sequinned dress, brunette wig and a full face of make-up, which he says is to highlight that people should be “who they wanna be”.
The actor described the video and single as a “moving piece”.
Speaking to The Independent Danny Dyer said: “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.”
Dyer also added: 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.
Indie singer Lucy Rose also spoke to The Independent and said: “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.”
“This video to me isn’t about Danny being a drag queen but a freedom of expression and a form of escapism. But of course this story is told so much better by having Danny Dyer tell it, as you would never expect in a million years he would dress up as a drag queen and perform and that’s exactly why he’s the perfect person to do this role.”
We couldn’t agree more with the message behind the video and song, everyone should feel able to live their life freely without prejudice.
You can watch the video for ‘Nebraska’ below:
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