Lachlan Watson

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Lachlan Watson (born 2001) is an American actor. 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.[1]

Early life[edit]

Lachlan Watson was assigned female at birth and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. They received a mastectomy to remove their breasts.[2][3] They received their high school diploma through a homeschooling program in 2018.[3]

Career[edit]

Watson began acting as a child at the Burning Coal Theatre, where their mother worked.[4] They became active in the Triangle theatre scene and landed small roles on the television shows Nashville and Drop Dead Diva. In 2015, they performed in the Raleigh Little Theatre's production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.[3]

In 2016, Watson landed a regular role in the Netflix original series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina after a nationwide casting call where they sent in a taped audition.[3] Watson plays the role of gender non-binary character Theo Putnam (previously "Susie").[5][4][6] Watson stated that they used their own personal experience to shape the character and to influence the way the character's story line is written in order to resonate with genderqueer viewers.[7][4][8][9] At the time of their debut in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Watson was one of the youngest self-identified non-binary actors in Hollywood.[10] In the second half of the first season, Watson's character comes out as a transgender man and changes his name from Susie to Theo.[11][12]

Personal life[edit]

Watson identifies as genderqueer and pansexual and identifies with they/them pronouns.[4][3][13] They are a feminist.[14]

In November 2018 Watson was featured on a Netflix-produced talk segment titled What I Wish You Knew: About Being Nonbinary, where they discussed gender identity with other nonbinary celebrities Jacob Tobia, Liv Hewson, and Shiva Raichandani.[13][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gomez, Jasmine (2019-04-12). "CAOS" Star Lachlan Watson Is About To Become Your New Obsession (If They Aren't Already)". Seventeen. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  2. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/3107736/lachlan-watson-non-binary-journey/
  3. ^ a b c d e McDonald, Glenn (13 December 2018). "Young NC actor breaks through the witchy world of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'". The News & Observer. Sara Glines. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d Rao, Anita; Stasio, Frank (15 March 2019). "NC Actor From 'Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' Pushes Boundaries In Hollywood". North Carolina Public Radio. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  5. ^ Idika, Nicky (26 October 2018). "Who Is Susie from 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'?". Pop Buzz. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  6. ^ "MEET THE CAST AND CHARACTERS OF CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA". E!. NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  7. ^ Corcione, Danielle (29 October 2018). ""Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Star Lachlan Watson on Non-Binary Identity and Telling a Bit of Their Own Story Through Susie Putnam". Teen Vogue. Condé Nast. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  8. ^ Yang, Rachel (20 October 2018). "'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Stars on the Netflix Show's Feminist Themes". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  9. ^ Mason, Heather (1 October 2018). "CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA: LACHLAN WATSON AND CHANCE PERDOMO ON THEIR CHARACTERS' GENDER AND SEXUALITY". SYFY Wire. NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  10. ^ Nichols, James Michael (14 December 2018). "How the Raleigh Theater Community Nurtured a Breakout Star of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina". Indy Week. Susan Harper. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  11. ^ https://decider.com/2019/04/05/chilling-adventures-of-sabrina-part-2-theo/
  12. ^ https://tv.avclub.com/sabrina-is-back-and-battling-gender-norms-again-1833656852
  13. ^ a b "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - What I Wish You Knew: About Being Nonbinary". YouTube. Netflix. 8 November 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  14. ^ Cain, Brooke (26 October 2018). "What to Watch on Friday: Netflix's 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' features Raleigh actor". The News & Observer. Sara Glines. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  15. ^ Leighton-Dore, Samuel (14 November 2018). "'It's a continuing line': Non-binary 'Sabrina' star opens up about gender". SBS. Special Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 15 March 2019.

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