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Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney’s dream role is playing first trans Bond girl

shot to stardom, almost overnight, after coming-of-age series Heartstopper landed on the streaming service just two months ago.In fact, the entire cast – which includes Kit Connor and Joe Locke – has been catapulted to fame, with the TV show achieving major success and already being renewed for two more seasons.Yasmin plays Elle Argent, a trans student who is navigating life, love, and friendships after transferring from Truham boys’ school to Higgs school for girls.Since the show aired, Yaz has landed a role in the Doctor Who 60th anniversary celebrations and confirmed that her character is also trans – but the sky is the limit for her and she wants to go full blockbuster next.The teen star told the Mirror: ‘I would love to be a trans Bond girl or just a Bond girl in general. I love James Bond.‘Every time I watch a Bond film, I think I would love to be that cool, sexy Bond girl that has never been done before.’Yasmin added that Caroline Cossey has been an inspiration to her, after watching her as an extra in 1981’s For Your Eyes Only.Caroline, now 60, is also trans, and has been open about how being outed by the press deeply impacted her mental health.Yasmin says Caroline – who was the first trans women to model for Playboy in the early 1990s – inspired her ‘to be the positive representation that James Bond never had.’‘There are people in the industry that were transphobic, but now they aren’t because of the way things are changing.
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Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney’s dream role is playing first trans Bond girl
shot to stardom, almost overnight, after coming-of-age series Heartstopper landed on the streaming service just two months ago.In fact, the entire cast – which includes Kit Connor and Joe Locke – has been catapulted to fame, with the TV show achieving major success and already being renewed for two more seasons.Yasmin plays Elle Argent, a trans student who is navigating life, love, and friendships after transferring from Truham boys’ school to Higgs school for girls.Since the show aired, Yaz has landed a role in the Doctor Who 60th anniversary celebrations and confirmed that her character is also trans – but the sky is the limit for her and she wants to go full blockbuster next.The teen star told the Mirror: ‘I would love to be a trans Bond girl or just a Bond girl in general. I love James Bond.‘Every time I watch a Bond film, I think I would love to be that cool, sexy Bond girl that has never been done before.’Yasmin added that Caroline Cossey has been an inspiration to her, after watching her as an extra in 1981’s For Your Eyes Only.Caroline, now 60, is also trans, and has been open about how being outed by the press deeply impacted her mental health.Yasmin says Caroline – who was the first trans women to model for Playboy in the early 1990s – inspired her ‘to be the positive representation that James Bond never had.’‘There are people in the industry that were transphobic, but now they aren’t because of the way things are changing.
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When my child came out as trans, I felt I’d finally found them – not lost them
Can the order siblings are born really affect their personality?Woman only realised she was pregnant when she went to the loo and saw the baby's feetMy 4-year-old is gender nonconforming - but her nursery doesn't respect thatI hope that any parent whose child is gender questioning will listen to their child, let them take the lead and walk with them wherever the path takes you.  It’s not an easy one but it will be one that means you truly get to know your child in a way that not every parent gets the opportunity to do. There is nothing better than seeing them being their authentic selves and being happy.   After all, isn’t that really all we should want for our children?* Names have been changed** Trans includes transgender, non-binary and gender questioning Do you have a story you’d like to share? Get in touch by emailing Ross.Mccafferty@metro.co.uk. Share your views in the comments below. MORE : Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney calls out Boris Johnson in powerful speech to crowd of thousands at London Trans+ Pride: ‘I know you know we exist’ MORE : Here’s how to support a transgender friend MORE : I’m worried that it’s only a matter of time before trans rights are stripped away This year marks 50 years of Pride, so it seems only fitting that Metro.co.uk goes above and beyond in our ongoing LGBTQ+ support, through a wealth of content that not only celebrates all things Pride, but also share stories, take time to reflect and raises awareness for the community this Pride Month.And we’ve got some great names on board to help us, too.
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Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney calls out Boris Johnson in powerful speech to crowd of thousands at London Trans+ Pride: ‘I know you know we exist’
Yasmin Finney delivered a powerful speech at London Trans+ Pride this weekend – and she made a point of calling out the Conservative government.The 18-year-old actress rocketed to fame following her appearance in the coming-of-age Netflix series, in which she plays Elle Argent, a trans girl who has moved from an all boyall-boyss grammar school to Higgs school for girls.Heartstopper has garnered a legion of fans all over the world following its release, with viewers overjoyed that it’s been renewed for not one, but two more seasons.Yasmin has long been vocal about the challenges the trans community face and the importance of representation in the media, and on Saturday she attended her first Trans+ Pride along with thousands of other LGBTQ+ people and allies.Sorry, this video isn't available any more.The Trans+ Pride march is held every year and aims to ‘celebrate the memory of trans lives taken and uphold the next generation of trans revolutionaries’, with thousands lining the streets annually in protest.Taking centre stage on Saturday, Yaz gave a speech in which she said she feels ‘connected to my community more than ever’.‘If the government is trying to eradicate us, we’re all here, and we’re just duplicating, look at how many of us there are,’ she declared, earning major cheers from the crowd.Proceeding to take aim at Prime Minister Boris Johnson – who resigned from office earlier this week – she added: ‘Boris, bye! Bye!’Yasmin continued to talk about the importance of seeing people she can relate to in TV and film: ‘Having this representation on screen has made me realise how impactful it is.
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‘Heartstopper’ stars appear at Pride march in London
Netflix series Heartstopper attended London’s Pride march over the weekend as the event marked its 50th anniversary.During Saturday’s (July 2) events, the likes of Joe Locke, Kit Connor, Jenny Walser, Sebastian Croft, Tobie Donovan, Corinna Brown and Kizzy Edgell were seen marching.The stars also came across homophobic protestors and danced to Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ in front of them.Their appearance came a day after Connor, Locke, Yasmin Finney and William Gao all appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox for the show’s Pride special.The stars of Heartstopper absolutely loving it as anti-LGBT protesters are challenged by a young Pride supporter #Pride pic.twitter.com/7uUwaG9MXW— Scott Beasley (@SkyScottBeasley) July 2, 2022The four stars were seen watching the likes of This Is My House and Big Boys, including the emotional coming out scene from the latter.They appeared alongside the likes of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK‘s Tia Kofi, Lawrence Chaney, and Bimini Bon-Bouash, as well as Self Esteem, Feel Good star Mae Martin and comedian Lolly Adefope.Heartstopper was renewed for a second season earlier this year. At the time, executive producer Patrick Walters said: “We put so much love into the making of Heartstopper so to reassemble the team for two more seasons is a dream come true.“I’m forever grateful to Alice Oseman for entrusting us with this beautiful, unique story that at its core seeks to uplift the next generation of young LGBTQ+ people.
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Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney celebrated by MP for ‘life-saving’ trans representation as House of Commons debate conversion therapy ban
supports HTML5 videoOh, no big deal, just Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney getting a shoutout in the actual House of Commons!The 18-year-old actress made her screen debut in the LGBTQ+ coming of age series earlier this year, playing Elle Argent, a schoolgirl who is transgender and moves from an all-boys grammar school to a girls school.Since its release, Heartstopper has inspired countless fans across the world, with thousands finding courage in the show to come out to their own families.One particular aspect of the series – based on the graphic novels by Alice Oseman – that has been praised is its authentic representation, with Yasmin being at the forefront of those celebrations for how she portrays Elle.Yasmin was mentioned by Labour MP Luke Pollard recently as the House of Commons debated the government’s conversion therapy ban, which currently does not include trans people.Pollard – who is Plymouth’s first ‘out’ MP – has continuously expressed his love for Heartstopper, reflecting today on how it reminds him of his younger days.‘I am so pleased with all my heart that young people in school now not only have LGBT young people in the public eye, but they can see them onscreen as well,’ he began in the debate.‘Some of you will know that I’m an unapologetic fan of Netflix’s Heartstopper and I remember being both Nick and Charlie at school.‘But, for me, it’s Yasmin Finney who plays Elle in the show who is not only epic in her acting, but the class and visibility of her as as trans actor, and her transfer over to the Doctor Who universe, has not only inspired me, it’s inspired young trans people across the world and it has saved lives.
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Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney calls out transphobia following ignorant remarks at restaurant
Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney has called out transphobic comments after strangers made ignorant, unsolicited remarks towards her at a restaurant.Netflix fans have taken the actress to their hearts over recent weeks after her portrayal of Elle Argent in the new coming-of-age series.Heartstopper tells the story of Charlie Spring (Joe Locke) and Nick Nelson (Kit Connor) who start off as form buddies in an all-boys grammar school, but quickly fall for one another and embark on a secret relationship.The series has been highly praised for its revolutionary LGBTQ+ storytelling, with countless fans even feeling inspired to come out to their own families as a result of the show’s hopeful queer representation.Elle plays one of Charlie’s best friends in the series, based on the graphic novels by Alice Oseman.She is trans and, at the start of the eight episodes, we see she’s moved from Truham Grammar School to Higgs School for Girls.âAre you a boy or a girlâ Today some women shouted this in front of all of her peers while I was about to leave a restaurantâ¦Erm Idk what do I look like to you? pic.twitter.com/A7BkkzDj7XActress Yasmin has spoken openly about the importance of trans representation on-screen, expressing her disbelief at the streaming giant wanting to cast a Black trans girl to play the 17-year-old student in the first place.However, like much of the trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming communities, Yasmin has experienced transphobic comments while simply going about her life.Taking to Twitter to share a recent incident, she posted a stunning mirror selfie in which she wears a black cut-out dress, with her hair styled in a sleek bob and make-up looking extra glam.She wrote alongside the pic that a woman shouted
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