Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub-Editor: Joana Mihajlovska, Agency: Newsflash
Chilean actress Lux Pascal who is the sister of Hollywood star Pedro Pascal has revealed she is a trans woman and has changed her name.
The announcement was made during an interview between Lux, 28, and the magazine Ya in their latest issue.
Lux, who is also a famous actor in Chile and the sibling of ‘The Mandalorian’ star Pedro, was formerly known as Lucas Balmaceda but revealed she decided to change her name after doing some soul-searching during lockdown.
She said she realised she had been so focused on her professional career and finishing her acting studies that she not dedicated time to growing as a person.
She said: “The concept of ‘trans’ has diversified which opened my mind and I thought to myself, I can try this now.”
The 28-year-old trans woman said she started receiving hormone treatment in July 2020 to start with the transition process.
She said: “I feel like it is much simpler for me to move around the world as a woman but I will continue to fight to make sure non-binary people have a place.”
She added she was fortunate to not be bullied as a kid but thinks she would have started her transition process in her adolescence if she had confidence at the time.
When speaking about how her family took the news, she said she spent a three-year period slowly “coming out of the closet”, but added now it is much easier and she can openly say “I am a woman”.
She added her superstar brother Pedro Pascal, 45, was totally supportive of her decision, adding that she broke the news to him over FaceTime.
After assuring him that she is happy, he answered: “Perfect, that is incredible.”
Lux is known in Chile for acting in a series called ‘Los 80s’ (‘The 80s’) and ‘La Juaria’ (‘The Pack of Dogs’) and is currently studying acting at the Julliard School in the US.
Pedro Pascal has gained worldwide fame for his roles in popular series such as ‘Narcos’ (Netflix), ‘Game of Thrones’ (HBO) and for his starring role in the new Star Wars series ‘The Mandalorian’ (Disney+).
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