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Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney’s dream role is playing first trans Bond girl

shot to stardom, almost overnight, after coming-of-age series Heartstopper landed on the streaming service just two months ago.In fact, the entire cast – which includes Kit Connor and Joe Locke – has been catapulted to fame, with the TV show achieving major success and already being renewed for two more seasons.Yasmin plays Elle Argent, a trans student who is navigating life, love, and friendships after transferring from Truham boys’ school to Higgs school for girls.Since the show aired, Yaz has landed a role in the Doctor Who 60th anniversary celebrations and confirmed that her character is also trans – but the sky is the limit for her and she wants to go full blockbuster next.The teen star told the Mirror: ‘I would love to be a trans Bond girl or just a Bond girl in general. I love James Bond.‘Every time I watch a Bond film, I think I would love to be that cool, sexy Bond girl that has never been done before.’Yasmin added that Caroline Cossey has been an inspiration to her, after watching her as an extra in 1981’s For Your Eyes Only.Caroline, now 60, is also trans, and has been open about how being outed by the press deeply impacted her mental health.Yasmin says Caroline – who was the first trans women to model for Playboy in the early 1990s – inspired her ‘to be the positive representation that James Bond never had.’‘There are people in the industry that were transphobic, but now they aren’t because of the way things are changing.
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Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney’s dream role is playing first trans Bond girl
shot to stardom, almost overnight, after coming-of-age series Heartstopper landed on the streaming service just two months ago.In fact, the entire cast – which includes Kit Connor and Joe Locke – has been catapulted to fame, with the TV show achieving major success and already being renewed for two more seasons.Yasmin plays Elle Argent, a trans student who is navigating life, love, and friendships after transferring from Truham boys’ school to Higgs school for girls.Since the show aired, Yaz has landed a role in the Doctor Who 60th anniversary celebrations and confirmed that her character is also trans – but the sky is the limit for her and she wants to go full blockbuster next.The teen star told the Mirror: ‘I would love to be a trans Bond girl or just a Bond girl in general. I love James Bond.‘Every time I watch a Bond film, I think I would love to be that cool, sexy Bond girl that has never been done before.’Yasmin added that Caroline Cossey has been an inspiration to her, after watching her as an extra in 1981’s For Your Eyes Only.Caroline, now 60, is also trans, and has been open about how being outed by the press deeply impacted her mental health.Yasmin says Caroline – who was the first trans women to model for Playboy in the early 1990s – inspired her ‘to be the positive representation that James Bond never had.’‘There are people in the industry that were transphobic, but now they aren’t because of the way things are changing.
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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 cast playfully torment anti-LGBTQ+ protestors by dancing and blowing kisses at London Pride
Heartstopper cast were already our fave people, but watching them dance in front of anti-LGBTQ+ protestors at London Pride will make you love them even more.Thousands of LGBTQ+ people and allies have taken to the streets of the capital today to mark the 50th Pride in London, donning their brightest colours and expressing themselves in the boldest ways.Sadly, a group of protestors also decided to show up, waving signs with anti-gay messages on, trying to prevent the community from celebrating.But, the people of London were not prepared for the protestors to dull their sparkle, as one youngster approached the elderly men at the railings and tried to grab his sign.As he did this, I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston blasted over the speakers, with the cast of Netflix’s Heartstopper enjoying a joyous boogie and flipping off the protestors.It truly was a sight to behold, as Joe Locke (who plays Charlie Spring) and Sebastian ‘Bash’ Croft (Ben Hope) jumped around wearing rainbow flags, waving middle fingers and blowing sarcastic kisses to the group.The stars of Heartstopper absolutely loving it as anti-LGBT protesters are challenged by a young Pride supporter #Pride pic.twitter.com/7uUwaG9MXWWatching on was Kit Connor (who plays Nick Nelson), who was seen clapping and filming what can only be described as iconic behaviour.Those weren’t the only three cast members at Pride today, as it seemed to be a Heartstopper fest with Tobie Donovan (Isaac Henderson), Kizzy Edgell (Darcy Olsson), Corinna Brown (Tara Jones), Rhea Norwood (Imogen Heaney), and Jenny Walser (Tori Spring) also marching through the streets with colourful face paint and vibrant outfits.After trolling the protestors, the cast rejoined the march, where they
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Dorian TV Award Nominees: HACKS, SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE & EUPHORIA Lead The Way
The Dorian TV Award nominees are here, representing honors bestowed by the country's top LGBTQ+ critics. BEST TV DRAMA Better Call Saul (AMC) Heartstopper (Netflix) Yellowjackets (Showtime) Severance (Apple TV+) Succession (HBO) BEST TV COMEDY 
 Abbott Elementary (ABC) Barry (HBO) Hacks (HBO Max) The Other Two (HBO Max) Our Flag Means Death (HBO Max) BEST LGBTQ SHOW
 Hacks (HBO Max) Heartstopper (Netflix) The Other Two (HBO Max) Our Flag Means Death (HBO Max) Somebody Somewhere (HBO) RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1) BEST TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES Dopesick (Hulu) The Dropout (Hulu) Midnight Mass (Netflix) Station Eleven (HBO Max) The White Lotus (HBO) BEST NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE TV SHOW Elite (Netflix) Lupin (Netflix) My Brilliant Friend (HBO) Pachinko (Apple TV+) Squid Game (Netflix) BEST UNSUNG SHOW
 Better Things (FX) The Other Two (HBO Max) Our Flag Means Death (HBO Max) Russian Doll (Netflix) Somebody Somewhere (HBO) We Are Lady Parts (Peacock) BEST TV PERFORMANCE Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary (ABC) Kit Connor, Heartstopper (Netflix) Bridget Everett, Somebody Somewhere (HBO) Bill Hader, Barry (HBO) Lily James, Pam & Tommy (Hulu) Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll (Netflix) Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets (Showtime) Amanda Seyfried, Dropout (HBO) Jean Smart, Hacks (HBO Max) Zendaya, Euphoria (HBO) BEST SUPPORTING TV PERFORMANCE Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus (HBO) Anthony Carrigan, Barry (HBO) Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus (HBO) Hannah Einbinder, Hacks (HBO Max) Jeff Hiller, Somebody Somewhere (HBO) Janelle James, Abbott Elementary (ABC) Matthew Macfadyen Succession (HBO) Christina Ricci, Yellowjackets (Showtime) Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul (AMC) Sydney Sweeney, Euphoria (HBO) BEST TV MUSICAL PERFORMANCE Beyonce’ “Be
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Love, Victor stars Michael Cimino and George Sear open up on pressure to label sexuality: ‘No one should be forced to come out’
supports HTML5 videoLove, Victor stars Michael Cimino and George Sear have shared how they feel regarding the pressure actors can feel to disclose their sexuality, emphasising that ‘forcing someone to come out’ is ‘the biggest no-no in the LGBT community’.This week, season 3 of their heartwarming, joyous show drops on Hulu in the US and Disney Plus in the UK, with the latest episodes following the lead character Victor (Michael) as he navigates a complex love triangle, having come out as gay to his family in the season 1 finale.Kit Connor, who plays Nick in the widely acclaimed LGBT+ series Heartstopper, recently spoke out about why he doesn’t feel he needs to label his sexuality, after writing on Twitter in response to some fans who speculated on his sexual orientation: ‘Twitter is so funny man. apparently some people on here know my sexuality better than I do…’While speaking to Metro.co.uk, Michael and George – who plays Victor’s boyfriend Benji on Love, Victor – were asked how they feel about that discussion.‘I think you just hit the nail on the head there where you said, “It’s up to you, really,”’ said George, who’s 24.Referencing Kit, who’s 18, the English actor continued: ‘For all we know, he could still be figuring himself out.
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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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Trailer for Netflix’s LGBT teen drama Heartstopper has fans in bits and ‘sobbing’ their eyes out
supports HTML5 videoNetflix has left fans in tears of joy after dropping the trailer for the hotly-anticipated new LGBT teen drama Heartstopper.The eight-episode series follows the blossoming love story between ‘gentle’ Charlie and ‘rugby-playing’ Nick in a British secondary school.The heartfelt drama will be a faithful adaptation of the series of graphic novels of the same name by Alice Osman, complete with Osman-style illustrations and animations.Included in these illustrations are little leaves, which Twitter users have now added to their names in support of the growing fandom.As their friendship blossoms into romance, Charlie and Nick, as well as their circle of friends, try and navigate the ‘ever-relatable journey of self-discovery and acceptance, supporting each other as they learn to find their most authentic selves,’ according to the show’s synopsis.Featuring Joe Locke as Charlie Spring and Kit Connor as Nick Nelson, the series is set to premiere on April 22.When Netflix dropped the teaser last month, fans were left in bits, sharing their overwhelming excitement ahead of the release, with one writing at the time: ‘I’m so excited I’m gonna sob’.Now, emotions have reached a new level as the trailer has dropped, with one fan writing: ‘My heart is literally over the moon with the Heartstopper trailer!!!’Another penned: ‘Glances, hand holding, the little things, everyone deserves to find love like that, especially young LGBTQ kids.
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