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Ruby Rose: I wanted gender reassignment surgery but changed my mind

Nick Duffy July 13, 2015

Orange is the new Black star Ruby Rose has revealed that she considered undergoing gender reassignment surgery when she was younger.

The genderfluid actress – who appeared on the Netflix prison drama as androgynous love interest Stella – addressed her gender while speaking to Access Hollywood.

When asked if she considered transitioning, she said: “When I was younger, for sure.

“I had this jar in which I would collect dollars …I had like 19 cents to go towards this surgery that I didn’t really know a lot about.

“I think I’d seen a daytime documentary, probably something on Oprah. I started saving from the age of like five.”

However, she added: “When I got to 15, I got more into my body and I shaved my head.

“I started to change the way that I dressed and talked and I realised that I didn’t want to transition and I just wanted to be more comfortable in my own skin.”

Ruby Rose released a video last year exploring her perception of non-traditional gender identities.

The star wrote and produced a 5 minute video set to Butterfly Boucher’s ‘It Pulls Me Under’, where Rose transitions from female to male.

She said at the time: “It’s weird, some of the androgynous photos I have taken lately really make me wonder what I’d have looked like if I did a FTM transition like I wanted to when I was younger.

“I am a woman, but I would have been just as comfortable as a boy.

“I know a lot of people don’t understand that, but I know a few of you do.”

Watch the clip below:

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