While Sabrina does enjoy the mystical & enthralling witchy side of her life, she doesn’t quite want to give up on having a normal life, either! Even though she frolics naked in the woods at the end, her body isn't up for discussion. It’s a snowy morning in Vancouver as they explain the toll of playing Theo, a trans high schooler in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, whose storyline is shaped by Lachlan’s real-life gender journey. I’m motivated to do as much as possible and say as much as possible. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Lachlan Watson, Actor: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. For a lot of people watching this show, this was the first time they were going to encounter a coming out story like this, so we realized it had a lot of power. He’s passionate. Roz, on the other hand, is pretty clear as day.

Watson’s winding road to discovering their gender identity is what inspired Sabrina creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to make Theo’s arc more substantial. Lachlan was homeschooled from … Lachlan Watson (born Riley Watson) is an American actor. The 18-year-old actor talks about wanting to play a non-token role, advocating for nuanced nonbinary representation in TV, and self-love. LW: I’ve been getting back into Classical lately when I need to focus. How has being nonbinary affected your idea of romance or sexuality? Flaunt Film Directed by: Daniel Mayúgba & Ryan Kevin, 1418 N Highland AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90028  © Flaunt Magazine 2017, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | Lachlan Watson, Flaunt Magazine, 1422 Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90028, United States. JS: If you’re worried about anything, you just hand it over to time; time will tell you. Lachlan Watson knows how gender norms can literally crush a person. They first came out as lesbian as a 13-year-old in their hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina.

“I wanted to shrink — to curl into a little ball and go away.”. Sitting on the floor of their tapestry-covered apartment, the 18-year-old actor explains how Theo’s struggles with gender in the show’s first season caused them to cower, both subconsciously and consciously. By Lachlan Watson as told to Christian Allair e September 28, 2020 Photo: German Larkin/Courtesy of Etro During Milan Fashion Week last week, Lachlan Watson… Lachlan Watson is an American actor, born and raised in Raleigh, NC. He’s a bit of an angry boy but I think he’s kind-hearted. Both of us are so into music. She’s joined by her daring and brave group of friends, including Roz (played by Jaz Sinclair), who espouses “The Cunning” (an ability to see visions), and Theo (played by Lachlan Watson), whose own journey finding identity is empowering. JS: It just depends! JS: If I’m trying to get down, I listen to Cardi B or Princess Nokia. I would absolutely love to embody that." Chance Perdomo Has a Lot to Say About His Pansexual Character on, Barbie Ferreira: Inside Her Euphoric Rise, 11 New Shows and Films to Stream in the New Decade. Get the best of what's queer. That's allowed. © 2020 Condé Nast. Like you know, like a memorable moment?

I want to do everything. I was like, “Why am I limiting myself in this fashion? (Sugar Honey Iced Tea).”. Valentine’s Day is around the corner. They say their own experiences informed the character of Theo, as well as early conversations with show runner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. I absolutely want to play roles that don’t tokenize my queerness. Lachlan Watson (born 2001) is an American actor.

JS: Theo is always looking for a fight! I remember when I came out as lesbian at age 13, I made it out to be this big ordeal. All rights reserved. I was crying, called my mom into my room, and was like, “I have a girlfriend.” Then she was like, "Okay, cool." LW: She goes for what she wants and gets it. I want to do gender, no gender, every gender, drama, comedy, rom-com, all of it. Then we have this perfect idea of a movie star where they're blonde and skinny, and then we had to break out of that. Then I don't remember ever actually coming out to my friends or family about being nonbinary. them, a next-generation community platform, chronicles and celebrates the stories, people and voices that are emerging and inspiring all of us, ranging in topics from pop culture and style to politics and news, all through the lens of today’s LGBTQ community. So there's a lot of gate keeping in the queer community about being queer enough. But her gender, her being a woman, isn't really the point. You should. That's my problem right now, I think — I want to do too much. Oh boy, that's a hell of a question. At the same time, I think it's taught me a lot about my own independence and confidence, having to hold my own and be enough for myself. LACHLAN WATSON: There’s a couple times we get to shift our characters around and play around with new ideas and personalities. LW: He just wants to fight for what’s good and what he thinks is right. It's time to show parents that you can be accepting and that it’s the normal thing to do. A revamped and dark take on the beloved classic, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has commenced its third season, following young witch Sabrina Spellman as she approaches life as a half-witch, half-mortal. It might've been a blessing in disguise. [Laughs]. When you were talking to Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa about casting Theo’s love interest, were there any specific characteristics you wanted in that actor? Ad Choices, Lachlan Watson: Sabrina’s Theo Wants to Play Every Role in the World. “When I found out that I had a love interest, I texted Roberto in a panic like, ‘As long as they're short and queer, I'm fine,’” Waton recalls with a grin on their face. Society likes putting people in cages, because it's easier to sell an idea when everyone's trying to look like the same person. Their character Theo Putnam is one of Sabrina's close friends at Baxter High, who has been harassed and assaulted by members of the football team.

It’s a snowy morning in Vancouver as they explain the toll of playing Theo, a trans high schooler in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, whose storyline is shaped by Lachlan’s real-life gender journey. I had a little bit of say in what that scene looks like, and it went through a couple of different iterations to get the right feeling.

I want to break that down and prove that being queer doesn't have to have a certain look. I want to and am capable of doing all of it.

In our conversation, they spoke about how they define self-love, the kinds of roles they want to pursue next, and why there’s no such thing as a “perfect queer.”. If you were having a day to yourself, and you were putting on any music, what are you listening to? I was like, "Dude, put me in a blonde wig. Interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. Just a little strings. What motivates you both, personally or character-wise? People tell me that life is short, but I believe that life is really long, so you should do what you want because you have the time. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Jacquemus top, Collina Strada pants, Stephen Jones hat, Vans sneakers, Tuza necklace, The M Jewelers ring.

I wanted to get away from the whole trans sob story that you have to struggle in order to be a valid queer person. Was that also the case when you came out to your parents? But as we went into season two, I started wearing heels and the show never addressed that. You’ve written before about how you sometimes feel like you’re not “nonbinary enough.” Could you elaborate more on that idea? I also noticed that the show never takes a “teaching moment” to explain that Theo is nonbinary. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 1/1/20) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated 1/1/20) and Your California Privacy Rights. LW: I think Theo can certainly come off a little aggressive sometimes.

JAZZ SINCLAIR: We get to play in the Witch World, which is fun for us. Once I gave up one [label], I gave up all of the other ones. Jeff Buckley! The more we show parents that they're able to just fuck over their kid, the more they’re going to think that’s okay.

It's nice to not necessarily have [Theo’s presentation] be packed in neat little vacuum-sealed boxes. Photographer: Molly Matalon Stylist: Ian Bradley Makeup: Gabriella Mancha using Glossier Hair: Darine SengseevongProp Stylist: Spencer Rawles. Do you have a bucket list of the kinds of roles or characters you want to play? At the time of their 2018 debut in the Netflix original series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Watson was one of the youngest non-binary actors in Hollywood.

We absolutely did that in the first season, when [Theo] announced, "I'm a man." When Theo came out in Sabrina’s first season, their dad was quietly accepting. Queer journeys can be unique. “Getting back in that headspace made my posture get worse,” Watson tells me over FaceTime. Lachlan Watson knows how gender norms can literally crush a person. Have you ever seen The Witch with Anya Taylor-Joy? I just need someone to trust me to do some crazy shit and give me a bunch of wigs. Though they didn’t exactly get their wish since Whitesell isn’t queer, the actor took the experience in stride, citing it as a opportunity for growth.

[laughs]. JS: I also feel like time reveals the truth. That happens a lot in the queer community too, where we've been ingrained with the same ideals as everyone else.

Do you have any experiences filming that really stood out to you?

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