‘Euphoria’ Star Hunter Schafer Refuses to Take ‘Demeaning’ Trans Roles, Demands to Play Real Women Instead

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Euphoria star Hunter Schafer has declared that he no longer wants to take transgender roles and expects to be cast as a biological woman moving forward.

Schafer said in an interview with GQ magazine that he found being offered such roles a “privilege” but at the same time very “demeaning” to his transgender identity:

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. It’s a privilege, but it’s been very intentional. 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 shit, in the interest of ‘the movement,’ will be way more helpful than talking about it all the time.

The 25-year-old, who also starred in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, has become one of the most recognizable transgender actors and activists in modern America.

Last November, late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon was slammed by trans activists after referring to Schafer as “bud.”

“For Halloween, I was obsessed with how the capitol people were in costume and made my own costume,” Schafer said, before showing Fallon a picture.

“Congratulations, bud,” Fallon responded. “This is really cool, now you’re in Hunger Games — as a capitol person!”

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