She may have played a scarily accurate Princess Diana in "The Crown," but Emma Corrin is far from a proper British socialite. She's a proud member of the LGBTQ community and is still trying to figure out where she falls in the category of queer.
Emma Corrin is the cover star of the latest Vogue issue. She opened up about her queer journey and how difficult it has apparently been to express herself in the LGBTQ community.
Emma Corrin Says Gender "Isn't Something That Feels Fixed" and Is Okay with the Fact That Her Friends Still Call Her "She"
Last year, Emma went viral for binding her breasts and talking publicly about safe practices of binding for women who consider themselves trans. She said this was "really scary" to post because people commented things that she didn't appreciate.
“In my mind, gender just isn’t something that feels fixed,” she said. “And I don’t know if it ever will be; there might always be some fluidity there for me.”
Emma asks people to refer to her with they/them pronouns, but she isn't upset at the fact that her friends still refer to her as "she."
“I feel much more seen when I’m referred to as ‘they,’ but my closest friends, they will call me ‘she,’ and I don’t mind, because I know they know me," she said.
She also spoke about dating men and thus feeling "intense pressure" to justify her queer identity to the LGBTQ community. “I’m working out all this complex gender and sexuality stuff. And yet, I’m seeing a guy? That feels very juxtaposed, even if I’m very happy,” she said.
Emma doesn't want to put restrictions on her dating life. "I like people," she said, and on the first date with a woman, she was told, "Oh! You're a baby queer!" Emma called the experience "amazing" even though they didn't see each other again.
She continues to use her Instagram to speak out about trans issues. “If you have a platform and you’re able to use it, that’s obviously so important—and I met some incredible people through it," she added.