Have you ever wondered what it is like not to be gender-specific by nature? That is the story of Lachlan Watson that needs to be told. The non-binary actor, who became active in the acting scene from an early age, gained fame through the successful performance of roles peculiar to her non-binary status.
Although they had already had several television episodes, Watson’s breakthrough came when they were given a major LGBTQ role in the successful Netflix fantasy horror series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about the Hollywood star who works hard to break all the myths about gender.
Lachlan Watson’s Biography
Lachlan Watson, born in North Carolina, was born on April 12, 2001. There is little information about her parents, but it is known that her mother worked in a theater and had an influence on Watson’s acting career. Raised in her hometown, Watson ventured into acting at an early age. They began to play on stage with local theater groups. Lachlan Watson’s first professional theater production was at the age of ten at the Burning Coal Theatre, where they played the role of Jeffery Skilling’s daughter in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
They made their screen debut in 2013 in the short film The Ultimate Life. On television, Lachlan starred in an episode of Drop Dead Diva; in the 2014 episode, they portrayed the character of a transgender boy struggling to use the school bathroom. The episode was awarded a GLAAD media prize in 2015. Watson also appeared in two episodes of Nashville in 2017.
However, the most prominent role of the non-binary actor to date is undeniably that of Susie/Theo in the chilling adventures of Sabrina. When showrunners nationwide called for queer actors, Lachlan Watson auditioned and successfully participated in the successful Netflix Supernatural horror series in its 2018 pilot season.
Facts About Lachlan Watson
Their Three-Part Opera Gender Journey
Lachlan Watson prefers to describe her gender-specific journey as a three-part opera that explains the emotional struggles the gender-neutral actor had to endure throughout his teenage years. According to the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” he had a painful, indescribable experience as a woman and was despised every time he looked in the mirror. However, her journey to self-discovery began as a teenager. The first part revolves around a fresh teenager, Watson, who at the age of thirteen realized that he was attracted to girls and was therefore identified as a C sharp-gay lesbian.
But still quite insecure and with the need to completely reject her femininity, Lachlan came out almost two years later as a trans – the second part of her journey. In the years that they identified as trans, they experienced gender dysphoria at the height of their career. In other words, the actor experienced the emotional impact of the separation between his or her gender identity and biological sex.
The third part of their three-time opera journey came two and a half years later when the actor made the decision to live within the gendered void and came out as non-binary. Identification as non-binary means that Watson is free to live in all areas of the gender spectrum. In other words, the actor does not fully identify himself as male or female but exists somewhere in either/or, neither/or nonspace. In order to fully conform to her self-image and achieve a more consistent appearance, Watson underwent a procedure to remove her breasts.
Being identified as a non-binary or queer individual feels much more refreshing to Watson as they do not need to be confined to a linear path. The actor’s identity requires them to use gender-neutral pronouns (she/he) for themselves. Moreover, Lachlan Watson, who identifies himself as both non-binary and pansexual, does not relate his gender identity to his sexual orientation in any way. At the moment they are happy to just be themselves and see what comes next.
Their Own Experiences Informed Susie Putnam’s Character In CAOS
The gender-neutral actor also plays a non-binary character in the Netflix teen drama Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. In the original screenplay for the series, Susie Putnam, who is one of Sabrina’s best friends in school, was written as a transman who came out early in the series. Susie’s plot focuses on her journey with her own sexual identity.
Lachlan Watson identifies herself as non-binary and therefore uses some of her personal experiences to play the role of Susie, who eventually turns into a queer Theo. Lachlan Watson was a recurring character in the first and second parts of the series. They were promoted to series regulars for the third and fourth seasons of the successful Netflix series.
For the star of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, they really wanted to play a character that represented a new kind of queer person. They were one of the youngest non-binary actors in Hollywood when the series debuted, and they take pride in telling the queer story correctly. Lachlan Watson hopes that the way Theo’s story has played out will be the future TV portrayal of gay people. He hopes that queer actors in the industry will always get the chance to play queer characters.
Watson Is An LGBTQ+ Activist
As one of the youngest self-proclaimed non-binding actors, Lachlan Watson is an outspoken supporter/activist for the rights and community of LGBTQ+. The gender-neutral actor was featured in 2018 in a talk segment produced by Netflix entitled “What I Wish You Knew: About Being Non-Binary”.
They are also one of the voices and allies of LGBTQ+, working with the Unilever brand for their United We Stand initiative. The campaign brings Watson and other activists together to raise awareness of the lack of accessibility of beauty products in the queer community. The actor claims that he has never seen himself in a commercial and has never been on screen in his life. This is why Lachlan Watson’s campaign with the Unilever brand feels so incredible and surreal to the non-binary actor.