Eddie Izzard speaks about being gender-fluid

Dan Seddon
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Photo credit: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images
Photo credit: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

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Eddie Izzard has opened up about being gender-fluid.

Appearing on Sky Arts show Portrait Artist of the Year, the 58-year-old chatted to competitor Curtis Holder, where she revealed that her stint on the project marked the very first time she'd asked to be referred to via she/her pronouns.

"Well, I try to do things that I think are interesting, and this is the first programme I've asked if I can be 'she' and 'her.' The transition period," she said.

Photo credit: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images
Photo credit: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

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In response, Holder asked Izzard how she felt using these pronouns, to which she explained: "Well, it feels great, because people just assume that... well, they just know me from before. I'm gender-fluid. I just want to be based in girl mode from now on.

"One life, live it well."

Back in 2016, the screen and comedy star told chatshow host Alan Carr that she'd come out as transgender at the age of 4.

Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

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Discussing how her family initially responded, Izzard recalled to Carr: "I came out with 'transvestite', because they would say, 'Are you straight? How could you be straight? Surely you are gay?' I don't know. I didn't arrange these genetics. Talk to god."

She went on to say: "I said to my dad I think the British people will be ok with this as long as I'm relaxed about it. People go 'OK, it's boring'. We are almost at boring with sexuality, and it is what you do with your life.

"What do you add? I run marathons, I do comedy, I do drama, and going to politics, and that is what people want to know. Sexuality? Boring!"

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