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Chaz Bono says he won’t take trans acting roles to not be ‘pigeonholed’

Joseph McCormick July 15, 2016

Chaz Bono has said he will not take on any transgender characters for now.

The 47-year-old has said he wants to wait until he is at least “established” as an actor before he takes on trans roles.

He added that he wants to not be pigeonholed.

“It’s just a decision that I made at least at this point, until I get established,” Bono added.

“I’m a character actor and I really like to do stuff that’s kind of out there and edgy and I don’t want to be seen as anything when I’m acting. I want to be able to morph into whatever. I don’t want to get pigeonholed.”

Speaking ot playing Jerry the Hoarder in Dirty, saying: “It was just a great part, a really juicy moment and scene.

“So when I read something like that I become really motivated to get the part. And that’s the way it was for this, I really had to fight.”

Bono was the first transgender person to receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

The son of Cher said in 2009 on completing his transition that he was “thrilled”.

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