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Sneak Peek: Chloe Sevigny as a transsexual assassin

12:30 Wed Jun 6 2012
Indie it-girl Chloe Sevigny is no stranger to out-there roles — she’s played a polygamous wife in Big Love, a teenage vamp in Kids and most recently, performed live oral sex on co-star Vince Gallo in forthcoming movie Brown Bunny.

Now the controversial actress has taken on the role of a pre-op male-to-female transsexual in a new British drama series. The twist is that she’s an assassin, who’s distracted from her day-to-day hitman (hitwoman?) duties when she finds out she’s fathered several children and must now take on the role of a parent.

Even for a hardened arthouse veteran like Sevigny, the part proved challenging. “I hated it. It was an awful experience,” she said of the hours it took to attach the prosthetic penis she wears in some scenes. “I felt very exposed... having people so close to your personal parts anyway, who you’re not sleeping with, for an hour and a half each day.”

Sevigny said the role made her feel unattractive, and she also worried about offending the transgender community. "I was wondering why they didn't want to cast a man or a real transgender person … and I was afraid of the pressure from the gay community or the transgender community and how they would feel, and wanting to be respectful," she told the UK’s Guardian newspaper.

This isn’t the first time Sevigny has taken on the issue of gender in her roles: she won critical acclaim for her portrayal of a girl in love with a girl who wanted to become a boy in the 1999 movie Boys Don’t Cry.

We think Chloe’s a great actress and can carry off any part, even if it requires adding a … part. What do you reckon? Will Hit & Miss be a hit, or a miss?

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