Thursday, November 15, 2007
Romijn Keen To Be 'True' Transsexual
November 15, 2007
Rebecca Romijn was so determined to accurately portray a transsexual in the hit TV show 'Ugly Betty', she asked her transgender pals for acting tips.
The actress, who plays transsexual Alexis Meade in the comedy series, was desperate not to come across as a man in drag and wanted her character to be as glamorous as possible.
She says, "I have several transgender friends, so a lot of choices I've made, especially early on, were made with them in mind.
"One of my close friends is a man who became a woman and she's as feminine as any biological women you've ever met. Another, I didn't realize was transgender until I'd known her for years.
"I felt this role was an incredible opportunity, something that hadn't been done on primetime TV."
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