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“I have always wanted to be an actor,” she says.
“I was always a little bit of a nerd.
But when I was 14, I started seeing a friend in college who had just started doing a play.
You’re perfect.” “
The actor, whose real name is Amy Mays, told her friend she’d be a great role model for her, and the friend said, “You’re amazing.
“Mays says she’s always had a dream of doing theater, and that her mom was a theater teacher when she was a child.
Mays is one of the first openly transgender people to be nominated for a major acting award, and she says the accolades have been overwhelming. “
But the next day she just said, ‘You can’t do this,'” she says, adding, “It was just such a crushing blow.”
Mays is one of the first openly transgender people to be nominated for a major acting award, and she says the accolades have been overwhelming.
“The people that have been watching me since the day I was born, they know who I am,” she tells Billboard.
“They know that I’m not a woman, I’m a person.”
She says she has no idea how she came out to her family and friends before, but that she believes her family was supportive.
“My mom said, you know, she just sees myself in everybody,” she recalls.
“She said, I know you’ve been thinking about it and you’re like, Oh my god, this is something I have to do, but I don’t know if you can really do this because you’re too busy.”
She’s been to more than 50 casting directors and agencies, and says they have told her she needs to change her appearance.
“It’s very hard to change your appearance,” she adds.
“And it’s even harder to change the way you dress, because that’s where people think that’s who you are.”
Markson says that she’s grateful for the support she’s gotten from people like her mom, her best friend, her sister and aunts.
“There’s definitely been a lot of help, but my mom’s a real role model,” she admits.
“So that’s really the most important thing.”