Felicity Huffman Discusses Cisgender Actors Playing Transgender Roles

Felicity Huffman Discusses Cisgender Actors Playing Transgender Roles
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Should transgender roles always be played by transgender actors?

It's a question that garnered a lot of attention following Jared Leto's role in "Dallas Buyers Club," and Felicity Huffman offered her take on the issue while chatting with HuffPost Live this week. Huffman played a transgender character herself in "Transamerica," despite her identity as a cisgender woman.

Cisgender is a term used to describe an individual whose gender identity aligns with the one they were assigned at birth.

“I certainly understand the sentiment that a trans actor should play a trans role. And I support it. What can I say –- I think transgendered [sic] people have been marginalized for a long time and I think you see that in people who are not trans playing them.”

Check out the video above to hear more from Huffman.

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