Genderfluid comedy legend Eddie Izzard announced that she is now exclusively using she pronouns.
The British 58-year-old was referred to with she pronouns when she appeared on the Sky Arts reality series Portrait Artist Of The Year by the other guests and host Stephen Mangan.
When asked why she wanted to appear on the series, she said: “I try to do things that I think are interesting. This is the first program I’ve asked if I can be ‘she’ and ‘her’ – this is a little transition period.”
“Well, it feels great because people assume that,” she continued, “they just know me from before, but I’m genderfluid. I just want to be based in girl mode from now on.”
Izzard has identified as both transgender and genderfluid since at least 2016, when she said she is “somewhat boy-ish and somewhat girl-ish. I identify [with] both but I fancy women.”
She has also said that she uses the term “transgender” as an “umbrella term” and has called herself “a lesbian trapped in a man’s body” several decades before she said she was genderfluid.
In 2017, she told The Hollywood Reporter, “I am essentially transgender.”
“I have boy mode and girl mode. I do feel I have boy genetics and girl genetics.”
That same year, she joked on Twitter that she does not wear women’s clothes because “they’re my clothes. I bought them.”
“They’re not women’s clothes. They’re my clothes. I bought them.” – Eddie's wisdom via the Beekeepers http://t.co/BFZ9ROWnLG
— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) October 6, 2014