Ben Whishaw has revealed that he is looking forward to playing a woman in his new movie Cloud Atlas.
The British actor is teaming up with the Wachowski brothers for the big screen adaptation of the David Mitchell novel.
He is set to play three characters in the movie - including a female character.
Speaking to Vulture the actor said: "I'm doing Frobisher in the 30s, a female American in the 70s, and a smallish role, where I'm basically an extra in a modern-day nursing home, in the Timothy Cavendish section.
"Everybody's swapping race and gender, so it's very ambitious and quite fun. I'll really love playing a woman!
"I like playing highly androgynous characters like that.
"When I went to have my female body put on, I tried to confront how I would inhabit that body psychologically, emotionally.
"It was really interesting to try and think about what it would be to be a woman. I wished I lived in a time where actors did those kinds of transformative roles more."
We have recently seen Whishaw on the small screen as he joined Dominic West and Romola Garai in BBC series The Hour.
He has also been linked to a role in Bone 23.