Corrin came out as queer and non-binary in 2021, not long after landing their breakthrough role as Princess Diana on the Netflix series, choosing to refer to themselves with “they/them” pronouns.
They recently spoke about their gender identity and acknowledged that it would take some time for people to get used to their pronouns.
Additionally, they expressed gratitude for coming out about their orientation during a period when society was more tolerant. They previously voiced their desire for gender-neutral categories to be included by award showrunners.
Read on to learn more.
Emma Corrin Understands Getting Their Pronouns Right Will Take Some Time
In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Corrin shared that they have no qualms with people who accidentally get their pronouns wrong during conversations.
They said that in situations like these, where it is obvious that the person has the proper intentions, they would go out of their way to correct the mistake.
The actor continued by saying they merely want people to try using the proper terminology rather than behaving ignorantly. Additionally, they acknowledged that it could be a little difficult for the change they desire to happen quickly.
“Just try, and I’ll correct you where necessary, and gradually we take steps forward. It’s not going to happen overnight,” the 26-year-old actor said.
Since 2021, Corrin has publicly identified as non-binary and uses the pronouns “they/them” rather than “she/her.” They fervently support LGBTQ+ rights and have discussed their gender identity in a number of interviews and on their social media pages.
Emma Corrin Never Worried About The Impact Of Their Gender Identity Reveal
Corrin shared in their interview with Telegraph that they were “fortunate” to have come out at a time when people were more welcoming of performers who identified as LGBTQ+.
They acknowledged that this time period’s inclusivity allowed them to not worry about the potential effects that coming out of the closet would have had on their career.
“I’m definitely fortunate that I’m dealing with this now and not 10 years ago. I know a lot of gay actors who took a long time to come out because they were worried about that, but I didn’t think about it,” Corrin reflected.
The actor has since won numerous awards for their role in the historical drama “The Crown,” including a Golden Globe for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Emma Corrin Wants Award Shows To Create Gender-Neutral Categories
Corrin’s view on getting their pronouns right comes after they publicly expressed dissatisfaction with award shows categorizing nominees as just male or female.
They aired this view during an interview with the BBC’S “Today Programme” and shared their hopes for a time when the award showrunners will introduce gender-neutral categories to encourage more inclusivity.
Corrin said, per Daily Mail, “I hope for a future in which that happens. I don’t think the categories are inclusive enough at the moment. It’s about everyone being able to feel acknowledged and represented.”
They added, “You can discuss awards and the representation there, but really the conversation needs to be about having more representation in the material itself, in the content that we are seeing for non-binary people, for queer people, for trans people, because then I think that will change a lot.
‘It Was Necessary For Me To Be Open And Honest’
Corrin said that when LGBTQ+ people are not “being seen honestly or correctly,” it may be “very triggering” and “uncomfortable.” Their decision to come out publicly about their gender identity—which they believe does not mean a rejection of their femininity—was largely influenced by this.
They said, ‘I think that it was necessary for me to be open and honest about it because otherwise I would have felt I was being perceived wrongly.’
Despite the change in their gender identity, the actor said they still see themselves playing female roles in the future.,
Corrin continued, ‘I still want to play women, my experience on this earth has been a female one – and now it’s sort of a very fluid one.’
In the meantime, the thespian is starring in a short film dubbed “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” and will also appear in an FX limited series, “Retreat.”