Emma D’Arcy is staying true to themselves for their Golden Globes debut.
The “House of the Dragon” actor identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns. They landed their first nomination at the awards show this year for Best Actress, which they find “ironic”.
“It’s kind of a surreal thing because when I was starting out, I really felt that I had to pretend, to present as a woman in order to find success in this industry,” they told People. “Anyway, it wasn’t sustainable, and I stopped pretending, and weirdly, it’s at that point that I got nominated for best actress at the Golden Globes, which is beautifully ironic.”
For D’Arcy, their nomination means more than just a milestone for their career, they see it as a win for representation everywhere.
“I think the most important thing is that it implies that the space for trans people and gender-nonconforming people is getting bigger all the time. So, I feel very privileged,” they explained.
In fact, they channeled their identity into their wardrobe choice for the special night, joking that it was a “child piano prodigy, and maybe the recital’s not going well.”
“I’m also doing trans because I’m wearing some trousers and a skirt at the same time. And nothing says non-binary like wearing both a skirt and trousers,” they added.