“I see it as a great honor”: Eddie Izzard talks about the surprising moment his pronouns were changed in her
Eddie Izzard has opened up about when his pronouns changed in her/him and considers it a “great honor”.
In December 2020, the actress’s pronouns were unintentionally changed when she appeared on the Sky Arts program to have her portrait painted by a group of artists.
And in a new interview on the My Seven Wonders podcast with Clive Anderson, the 60-year-old comedian explained that she identifies as “gender fluid” and is “now based on a trans woman.”
Honest: Eddie Izzard has opened up about when his pronouns changed to her/him and considers it a ‘great honour’
The star said: ‘My pronouns…I haven’t changed my pronouns. I was thinking of changing them.
‘I participated in a program called Portrait Artist of the Year, Sky Arts, very nice, go for it.
‘Some young artists painting me, they ask me, like a coffee thing, they said, she/she or he/him? I was wearing a dress and I’m based as a trans woman now, so her, I’m going to have a latte – it was that kind of lack of stress.
Big moment: In December 2020, the actress’s pronouns were unintentionally changed when she appeared on the Sky Arts program to have her portrait painted by a group of artists
Eddie explained that a few days after the episode aired a year and a half ago, her pronouns changed in places where she was best known.
She said: “In two days in America and Britain, where I am best known, all my pronouns have been changed.
“Which is fantastic, a great honour. I was promoted to her, I see it as a great honour.
“But I prefer her, don’t mind, and I’m going to be relaxed about it. Now is not the time to fight about it.
After the show, she said, “This is the first show I’ve asked if I can be her and her, a little transition period.”
The stand-up comedian has long declared her aim to stand as the Labor candidate for Parliament as soon as a suitable seat becomes available.
Eddie intends to reinvent himself as a serious character: “I push to be an MP. I was pushing to be an MP in the last general election, and I hope to be an MP in the next general election.
“I will try very hard to make it happen and I hope the people of the constituency in which I will elect myself. So I am very serious about this. I’ve been saying this since 2010, quite categorically.
Opening: In a new interview on the My Seven Wonders podcast with Clive Anderson, the comedian, 60, explained that she identifies as ‘gender fluid’ and is ‘now based on a trans woman’.