Appearing Monday on HuffPost Live,
transgender actress Hari Nef said that she hopes to see more trans
individuals telling their own stories on film and television.
The 23-year-old Nef currently appears
on the second season of Amazon's Transparent, which revolves
around the Pfefferman family and the later-in-life coming out
transgender of a parent.
“I feel like the clock is ticking in
terms of how long can these studios and these producers really get
away with casting cis people in trans roles when like, I'm here.
Laverne [Cox]'s here. Trace Lystt's here. Alexandra Billings is
said. “We're all here – and we're trans. We can come to set
with years, months of lived experience that a cis actor would have to
study for months and months and months.”
“Yes, Jeffrey Tambor kill this role
[in Transparent]. Eddie Redmayne's a great actor and is
fabulous in The Danish Girl, and I feel like these are roles
that are being given to great actors. But, at the end of the day,
trans people deserve the opportunity to tell our own stories, and I
hope moving forward we can see more of these castings,” she added.
Nef is also a model and an author who
writes a sex advice column for Adult