Hmm. Actress Chloe Sevigny, no stranger to transgender characters (see: “Boys Don’t Cry), says she “cried every day” while getting fitted with her prosthetic penis to play a transgender hit man in her new TV series “Hit & Miss.” The show has Sevigny playing Mia, a pre-op transgender hitman, and the character’s genitalia deeply upset the actress. “I cried every day when they put it on. You know, I’m ample-chested and I have this on. I felt very exposed, and it was hard, very hard, having people so close to your personal parts anyway — who you’re not sleeping with — for an hour-and-a-half each day, to put it on,” she admitted to The Daily Telegraph.
“Then looking in the mirror… it was weird. I was lonely and I felt really unattractive. I was confused about my desirability — was I desirable? — in having put that on, and having men see me with that on.” Of course, this is acting, so Sevigny should, on the one hand, be a bit more adept at rolling with the punches of taking on a role like this. On the other, perhaps her discomfort with the prosthetic penis kind of highlights how actual trans people feel being stuck with unwanted genitalia between their legs.
“Hit & Miss” will air on the UK’s Sky Atlantic network. [Daily Telegraph]