In an interview with “Vogue” magazine, “The Crown” star Emma Corrin opens up about her non-binarity, and more broadly about gender fluidity.
LGBT+ – “I feel a lot more respected when people call me ‘they’ [pronom traduit par le pronom non-binaire iel en français]but my closest friends will call me ‘her’ and I don’t mind that because I know they know me,” Emma Corrin explained to Voguein a long interview published on July 6, 2022.
The star of the series The Crown, which is also on the cover of the August issue of the American magazine, speaks at length about its non-binarity. “In my mind, gender is not something that stays fixed and I don’t know if it ever will be. There could always be a certain fluidity for me”, underlines the interpreter of Diana.
Emma Corrin came out non-binary on Instagram in April 2021, captioning one of her photos with “Your favorite queer bride”. “It took me a long time to realize that I exist somewhere in between. [genres] and I still don’t know where it is,” Emma Corrin then clarified in an interview with ITV News in the summer of 2021. The British star now uses the pronouns “them/they” – “iel” in French – on social networks.
A new, more “relaxed” generation
“My first date with a girl, I was told ‘Oh, you’re a queer baby! It was amazing. We did not end up seeing each other again, but she really put me in the mood”, begins Emma Corrin in Voguewho says he likes “people”, without categorizing those who attract him.
And in fact, the interpreter of Diana has also flirted with men, even if it can question her. “I work on all these complex issues of gender and sexuality. And yet I see a man? It seems very juxtaposed, even if I am very happy”, estimates Emma Corrin.
For the star of The Crown, the new generation is also much more “relaxed” on the issue of sexual and gender minorities. “Young people are finding a way to express themselves that is less binary in a very natural way,” says Emma Corrin. “I started dating a girl and told my mum and then my little brother privately messaged me saying, ‘Hey, I wanted to say hello to you, because I’ve been bi since a long time’”, also recalls Emma Corrin.
The importance of social networks
“If you have a platform and you can use it, that’s obviously very important,” continues Emma Corrin with Vogue, mentioning having “met some amazing people” through Instagram. Since coming out, the star of The Crown indeed, from time to time, posts content aimed at making non-binary people visible.
In July 2021, Emma Corrin had, for example, posted on Instagram a series of black and white photos with boxing bands on the chest. “Some time before I bought my first binder [sous-vêtement compressif pour aplatir la poitrine, ndlr]I used to use boxing tape,” the performer captioned.
While posting gender identity content on social media can sometimes be “really scary” for Emma Corrin, the star of The Crown is in the process of building “a queer and trans community”, underlines Vogue.
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This article was originally published on Le HuffPost and has been updated.
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