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Olivia Colman backs LGBT-inclusive education in Vogue interview

Lily Wakefield September 12, 2019
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Olivia Coleman on Vogue's '73 Questions.' (Vogue/ YouTube)

Olivia Colman backed LGBT+ inclusive education in a quick-fire video interview with Vogue for its ’73 Questions’ series.

Colman was revealed as American Vogue’s October cover star, photographed by Annie Leibovitz, and will soon take over from Claire Foy to play the queen in the third season of Netflix show The Crown. 

In the regal video, filmed at the Ritz in London, which she describes as “alright”, Colman humorously answered questions over “high tea”, complete with butler.

But when she was asked: “Is there any particular cause that is important for you to get behind?” Colman responded: “I would like all children to have relationship classes in schools.”

From September 2020, inclusive relationships and sex education will be statutory. 

Every primary school child will learn about different types of families, including those with same-sex parents, while secondary school students will learn about sexual orientation and gender identity.

Organisers of protests against inclusive education in Birmingham have announced that the demonstrations will restart on Friday, September 13. 

Olivia Colman at Vanity Fair Oscars party 2019
Best Actress winner for “The Favourite” Olivia Colman poses with her Oscar as she attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. (JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty)

Olivia Colman on equality in the film industry: “We’re not there yet.”

Colman was also asked: “What’s the most positive change you’ve seen in the industry since you started your career?”

She said: “I think the discussion about equality. Although we’re not there yet, at least the discussion is happening.”

Other topics covered in the interview included that she “fancies” Barack Obama, that the mark of a script she likes is “good lines and comfy shoes”, and that her particular brand of humour is “a bit dark, cult-y, not for your mum”.

Colman was recognised for her services to drama in Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday Honours this year, and also won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Queen Anne and her lesbian love affairs in The Favourite. 

More: lgbt education, Olivia Coleman, the crown, vogue

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