Hunter Schafer Says She Doesn’t Lean Into the Fact She’s Transgender


Not Leaning Into Trans IDENTITY …
Turned Down LGBT Roles

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Hunter Schafer wants people to stop harping on the fact she’s transgender — in fact, she doesn’t even take on trans roles anymore … even though she became famous through one.

The “Euphoria” star tells GQ she’s taking intentional steps to shift the public’s attention away from her transgender identity … saying she avoids mentioning the word “trans” in interviews and even refusing to take on any further trans roles in film/TV work she’s doing.

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Hunter says if she mentions the word trans — or even touches on the topic in interviews — that suddenly becomes the focus of a convo … not to mention headlines thereafter.

HS explains … “It took a while to learn that and it also took a while to learn that I don’t want to be [reduced to] that, and I find it ultimately demeaning to me and what I want to do. Especially after high school, I was sick of talking about it.”

She continues, “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.”

Hunter says she’s aware she’s one of the most famous trans people around — and with that comes a whole lotta responsibility.

She says she feels guilt at times for not being more of a spokesperson for the community, but she thinks she can do more good by not talking about it … and just getting on with her biz, without making that the centerpiece of her identity.

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As we all know, she hit big-time fame by playing Jules Vaughn on ‘Euphoria, a trans role. Now however, it sounds like she’s trying to pivot away from that … and just play girls, period.

Since then, Hunter’s moved to the big screen with ‘The Hunger Games’ prequel — and she’s set to headline the new horror film, “Cuckoo” … in which she plays the female protagonist.

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