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‘Heartstopper’ star Yasmin Finney wants to be first trans Bond girl

Netflix series Heartstopper, revealed she’s a fan of the franchise in an interview with the Daily Star Sunday.“I love James Bond films,” Finney said. “Every film I’ve seen, I’ve always thought, ‘I’d love to be that cool, sexy Bond girl’.”She added: “It has never been done before, so it would be amazing to do it.”Caroline Cossey, also known as Tula, is a trans model who was an extra in 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes Only.
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‘Heartstopper’ stars appear at Pride march in London
Netflix series Heartstopper attended London’s Pride march over the weekend as the event marked its 50th anniversary.During Saturday’s (July 2) events, the likes of Joe Locke, Kit Connor, Jenny Walser, Sebastian Croft, Tobie Donovan, Corinna Brown and Kizzy Edgell were seen marching.The stars also came across homophobic protestors and danced to Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ in front of them.Their appearance came a day after Connor, Locke, Yasmin Finney and William Gao all appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox for the show’s Pride special.The stars of Heartstopper absolutely loving it as anti-LGBT protesters are challenged by a young Pride supporter #Pride pic.twitter.com/7uUwaG9MXW— Scott Beasley (@SkyScottBeasley) July 2, 2022The four stars were seen watching the likes of This Is My House and Big Boys, including the emotional coming out scene from the latter.They appeared alongside the likes of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK‘s Tia Kofi, Lawrence Chaney, and Bimini Bon-Bouash, as well as Self Esteem, Feel Good star Mae Martin and comedian Lolly Adefope.Heartstopper was renewed for a second season earlier this year. At the time, executive producer Patrick Walters said: “We put so much love into the making of Heartstopper so to reassemble the team for two more seasons is a dream come true.“I’m forever grateful to Alice Oseman for entrusting us with this beautiful, unique story that at its core seeks to uplift the next generation of young LGBTQ+ people.
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Heartstopper’s Kit Connor expertly shuts down speculation about his sexuality
Heartstopper star Kit Connor has expertly shut down speculation surrounding his sexuality.The actor, 18, has become a household name over the past week after Heartstopper rocketed up the Netflix chart and became the series everyone wanted to binge-watch.Heartstopper sees Kit star opposite Joe Locke, also 18, in what has been hailed a revolutionary and life-changing coming-of-age show for the LGBTQ+ community.Based on the novels by Alice Oseman, the series tells the story of Charlie Spring (Joe) who develops a crush on form buddy Nick Nelson (Kit).His feelings are quickly reciprocated, but the pair must battle with keeping their relationship a secret, particularly as Nick comes to terms with his sexuality.The series also guest stars Olivia Colman, with the Oscar-winning actress making a surprise appearance as rugby star Nick’s mum.Thanks to the show’s authentic queer and trans storytelling, countless fans have felt inspired to come out to their own families, however, this has also let to speculation around the actors’ own sexualities, since many play LGBTQ+ characters.Kit – who you might recognise from Elton John biopic Rocketman – took to Twitter to address any rumours in a light-hearted way.‘Twitter is so funny man. apparently some people on here know my sexuality better than I do…’ He wrote to his rapidly growing follower count.Fans were quick to shower the young actor in praise and support, reminding him that it’s never right to ‘assume’ someone’s sexuality just because they are in the public eye.twitter is so funny man.
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Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney calls out transphobia following ignorant remarks at restaurant
Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney has called out transphobic comments after strangers made ignorant, unsolicited remarks towards her at a restaurant.Netflix fans have taken the actress to their hearts over recent weeks after her portrayal of Elle Argent in the new coming-of-age series.Heartstopper tells the story of Charlie Spring (Joe Locke) and Nick Nelson (Kit Connor) who start off as form buddies in an all-boys grammar school, but quickly fall for one another and embark on a secret relationship.The series has been highly praised for its revolutionary LGBTQ+ storytelling, with countless fans even feeling inspired to come out to their own families as a result of the show’s hopeful queer representation.Elle plays one of Charlie’s best friends in the series, based on the graphic novels by Alice Oseman.She is trans and, at the start of the eight episodes, we see she’s moved from Truham Grammar School to Higgs School for Girls.âAre you a boy or a girlâ Today some women shouted this in front of all of her peers while I was about to leave a restaurantâ¦Erm Idk what do I look like to you? pic.twitter.com/A7BkkzDj7XActress Yasmin has spoken openly about the importance of trans representation on-screen, expressing her disbelief at the streaming giant wanting to cast a Black trans girl to play the 17-year-old student in the first place.However, like much of the trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming communities, Yasmin has experienced transphobic comments while simply going about her life.Taking to Twitter to share a recent incident, she posted a stunning mirror selfie in which she wears a black cut-out dress, with her hair styled in a sleek bob and make-up looking extra glam.She wrote alongside the pic that a woman shouted
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I adored Heartstopper, but it hurts to see the young queer love I could never have
Heartstopper launched just five days ago, following Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring, two school boys who fall in love, overcoming their shame, fear, and bullies, proudly coming to terms with their own sexualities and becoming able to hold hands in the school corridors like all their other classmates fortunate enough to find their first teenage romance.Already its impact on LGBTQ+ audiences has been extraordinary.Just hours after its release, one teenager said they’d used the moment Nick came out as bisexual to his mother (played by Olivia Colman) to come out to their own family.Others said the scene, which sees Nick’s proud mother reach out her hand and tell her shaking son that she loves him, was the inspiration they needed to follow Nick’s lead.And whoever you are, there will be something life-changing to take from Heartstopper.I know that I’ll likely be joined by most LGBTQ+ people old enough to remember queuing up to buy Baby One More Time in thinking; ‘If only I’d had Heartstopper when I was 15.’Adapted from the series of graphic novels by Alice Oseman, Heartstopper is a story that embraces queerness like no other; it’s hope that all of us will be loved, with a clear message that we shouldn’t have to wait until we’ve flown the nest and found wherever we feel safe until we find the person who will love us back.But it’s not just the story I wish I’d had growing up, it’s the story of a reality which, like so many others, was never going to be available to me as a queer kid who felt unable to come out. Before Nick, Charlie has a secret fling with a closeted bully who – despite lusting over Charlie – denies he’s queer.
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