Speaking to The Edit, Ruby Rose says she considered gender reassignment surgery when she was younger.
All I wanted was a boy’s name growing up — Charlie, Billy, Max, Frankie. You just know my mum wanted a girly-girl princess!… Everyone had Barbies; I had Ninja Turtles and Superman… I was crazy about Archie comics. I played [football] with the boys.”
Adding that she may have regretted undergoing gender reassignment surgery.
I’m a woman… I want to have babies one day, so I’m glad I didn’t make changes earlier in my life.”
Of her fairly newfound fame, she adds:
It’s only when I slow down that I realise. I have pinch-me moments, like, ‘Is this my life?’ Because I’ve got four films coming out in 2017, and 18 months ago, I hadn’t even made one.”
Since her big breakout, Rose has been schooling us on gender fluidity. Even before Orange Is the New Black, she starred in a music video called Break Free that explores the division between genders.
Talking Refinery29 last summer, Rose said;
I think if I had a choice to be remembered for just one thing it would be ‘Break Free.’ I wrote it, I produced it, I starred in it — it’s my life story,”
Rose is continuing to educate us now. The actress gave a brief explainer to The EDIT about the proper language for the queer community. The term LGBTQ is constantly changing to be more inclusive — it’s fluid, just like gender.
Actually, it’s LGBTQI 2 Spirits +,” she said. “The I is for intersex and the 2 Spirits is for native people who believe that androgynous people have two spirits, male and female.”
Even Rose admits that the proper terms can get difficult.
It can be confusing.” Confusing, but not impossible. She added: “Just learn it — it’s not that hard.”
Preach. Here’s to even more Ruby Rose in 2017.