The “Crown” Emmy nominee was recently cast as a villain in Marvel Studios’ “Deadpool 3.”
Emma Corrin’s appearance in 2021 was not without hiccups either.
The actor using the pronouns they/them was was featured recently in Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue alongside other rising generation talent. In the interview, Corrin talked about how the process of coming out as non-binary in the spring of 2021 led to difficult revelations about being openly queer in Hollywood.
At the time, Corrin publicly changed her pronoun and talked about wearing a chest binder, but they told Vanity Fair that they didn’t notify their team of the announcement.
“I might have (messaged them) on WhatsApp and just said, ‘I’m going to put this out,'” Corrin said. “I don’t think there was much discussion about that.”
But Corrin said: “Maybe naively, I was shocked at how much hate I got for it. It was a real reality check. But it helped a lot of people. Especially when it comes to conversations about gender and such, it helps a lot of people to see someone in the world as a non-binary person. I know how much other people’s accounts have helped me, and that’s what motivates me to keep my social media right now.”
Corrin also talked about playing feminine roles like Princess Diana in “The Crown,” which earned her a 2021 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and recently played “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” on Netflix. They said they are definitely open to playing male roles in the future. Corrin was most recently cast as a villain in Marvel Studios’ ‘Deadpool 3’ alongside Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman.
“There’s not a lot of non-binary parts,” Corrin said. “I’ve had a female experience on this earth until recently, and I still love every part of me.” It’s interesting that they don’t offer male parts, but I’d be attracted to that too! I assume that’s how the industry sees you, and hopefully that changes… I want to play non-binary, new parts, male parts. Anything as long as it’s right.”
Corrin’s comments are both a challenge and a liberation for queer storytelling and performers in the film and TV space. That recent GQ UK interview, The Last of Us star Bella Ramsey, who came out as non-binary in January, spoke about vitriolic reactions to the HBO series’ LGBTQ storylines and characters: “I know people think what they want to think. But they have to get used to it. If you don’t want to watch the show because it has gay stories, because it has a trans character, that’s up to you and you’re missing out.”
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