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Hunter Schafer: Euphoria star says she no longer wants to play trans characters

The 25-year-old transgender star shot to fame playing a trans character, Jules Vaughn, in HBO's hit teen drama.

But Schafer said she felt she could go further as an actress by "not making it the centrepiece to what I'm doing".

She said: "I worked so hard to get to where I am, past these really hard points in my transition, and now I just want to be a girl and finally move on."

Speaking to GQ magazine, Schafer said being known simply as a "trans actress" was "ultimately demeaning to me and what I want to do".

She continued: "I've been offered tons of trans roles, and I just don't want to do it. I don't want to talk about it.

"I know for a fact that I'm one of the most famous trans people in media right now, and I do feel a sense of responsibility, and maybe a little bit of guilt, for not being more of a spokesperson.

"But ultimately, I really do believe that not making it the centrepiece to what I'm doing will allow me to get further.

"And I think getting further and doing awesome [work], in the interest of 'the movement,' will be way more helpful than talking about it all the time."




Talk about trans privilege. He needs to stay in his lane.


So he's going to start playing male roles?

Or will this be another case of a man taking roles that should go to women?