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Entertainment Actor Billy Dee Williams, who played Lando Calrissian in Star Wars, uses both male and female pronouns

16:50  01 december  2019
16:50  01 december  2019 Source:   pinknews.co.uk

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Billy Dee Williams is perhaps best known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the 1980’s Star Wars : The The Star Wars actor recently opened up about his gender fluidity and using both he/him and she/her When told that Donald Glover, who portrayed Lando in 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story

Billy Dee Williams recently told Esquire magazine that he uses both male and female pronouns to refer to himself. “I say ‘himself’ and ‘herself,’ because I also see myself as feminine as well as masculine,” said Williams , who is known for playing Lando Calrissian in the “ Star Wars ” universe.

Billy Dee Williams smiling for the camera © Provided by PinkNews Billy Dee Williams, the actor best known for playing Lando Calrissian in Star Wars, has revealed that he is embracing gender fluidity by using both he/him and she/her pronouns.

Williams, 82, will be reprising his role as Calrissian for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in December. Ahead of his return to the franchise, he spoke to Esquire about his gender expression.

“I never tried to be anything except myself,” he said. “I think of myself as a relatively colourful character who doesn’t take himself or herself too seriously.”

He later elaborated on his pronouns, explaining: “I say ‘himself’ and ‘herself,’ because I also see myself as feminine as well as masculine. I’m a very soft person. I’m not afraid to show that side of myself.”

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82-year-old " Star Wars " star Billy Dee Williams says he uses both male and female pronouns . Actor Billy Dee Williams recently sat down for an interview with Esquire and opened up about Miller told Williams that Donald Glover, who also took on the role of Lando Calrissian in the 2018 " Star

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In the interview Williams also revealed that his proudest acting achievement is his Emmy-nominated performance as Gale Sayers in the 1971 TV movie Brian’s Song.

“It was a love story, really. Between two guys. Without sex,” he said. “It ended up being a kind of breakthrough in terms of racial division.”

The character of Lando Calrissian marked the inclusion of a complex black character in a genre and franchise that was “notoriously white” – but his sexuality had remained a mystery until recently.

Jonathan Kasdan, co-screenwriter for Solo: A Star Wars Story, revealed last year that there was “a [sexual] fluidity” to Calrissian’s portrayal by Williams and, in recent years, Donald Glover.

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Over the weekend, Billy Dee Williams , best known for playing Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars movies, revealed that he uses both male and female pronouns During an interview with Esquire’s Matt Miller, the 82-year-old actor brought up, twice, that they use both kinds of pronouns —first when

Star Wars . Image: Billy Dee Williams (left) with Harrison Ford in the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back. The 82-year-old American, who is best known for playing Lando Calrissian in the films The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi, said he sees himself as masculine and feminine.

Getty © Getty Getty Glover himself confirmed this, saying: “How can you not be pansexual in space? There’s so many things to have sex with. I’m serious,” Glover said. “It just didn’t seem that weird to me. You’re in space; the door’s open.”

After it became known that Glover’s version of Lando in Solo would identify as pansexual, Glover said that Williams simply gave him one piece of advice: “Be charming.”

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