Eddie Izzard To Use ‘She’ And ‘Her’ Pronouns: ‘It Feels Very Positive’
British actor and comedian Eddie Izzard declared that she will use the pronouns “she” and “her” from now on.
“This is the first program I’ve asked if I can be ‘she’ and ‘her,” the “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Ocean’s Thirteen” actor said in a clip of Sky Arts’ “Portrait Artist of the Year” posted Sunday. “This is a little transition period.”
Izzard, one of the portrait subjects of the show, added that “it feels great because people just assume that they just know me from before … but I’m gender fluid. I just want to be based in girl mode from now on.”
“It feels very positive,” added Izzard, who co-starred with Minnie Driver in the FX series “The Riches.”
The Human Rights Campaign tweeted support, writing: “Thanks for allowing us on this adventure with you, Eddie, and for encouraging others to live their life openly and authentically!”
“I have boy mode and girl mode. I am kind of gender fluid. I want to express both sides of myself, which has always been there. I am a tomboy and tomgirl kind of person.”
Izzard, 58, recently announced a “Run For Hope” charity endeavor for all 31 days in January in which she will run a marathon on the treadmill and then perform a standup gig.
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