Lachlan Watson

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Lachlan Watson
Born2001 (age 18–19)
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
OccupationActor

Lachlan Watson (born 2001)[1] 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.[2]

Early life[edit]

Watson was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. They received their high school diploma through a homeschooling program in 2018.[1]

Career[edit]

Watson began acting as a child at the Burning Coal Theatre, where their mother worked.[3] 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.[1]

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.[1] Watson plays a transgender boy named Theo Putnam (previously "Susie").[4][5][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][3][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]

Personal life[edit]

Watson is genderqueer and pansexual and goes by they/them pronouns.[1][3][11] Assigned female at birth, they received top surgery to remove their breasts.[1][12]

They are a feminist.[13]

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.[11][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f 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.
  2. ^ Gomez, Jasmine (12 April 2019). "CAOS" Star Lachlan Watson Is About To Become Your New Obsession (If They Aren't Already)". Seventeen. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b c 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.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (2019-06-06). "'Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' Ups Gavin Leatherwood & Lachlan Watson To Series Regulars". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-02-13.
  5. ^ Idika, Nicky (26 October 2018). "Who Is Susie from 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'?". Pop Buzz. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Theo on 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Is a New Step for a Favorite Character". Decider. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  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. ^ a b "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - What I Wish You Knew: About Being Nonbinary". YouTube. Netflix. 8 November 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  12. ^ Schulman, Alissa. "Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina's Lachlan Watson Talks Life Inside 'The Gender Void'". MTV News. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ 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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