From Kizzy Edgell to Bella Ramsey, here’s what’s been going on with your favourite celebs
BY ELLA PORTEOUS, IMAGE BY HUTCHINSPHOTO | DREAMSTIME.COM
Happy Non-Binary Awareness Week! 2023 has truly been a year for non-binary actors, musicians, and musical theatre stars to shine. From walking the carpets of the Oscars and the Met Gala, staring in hugely popular films and TV shows, writing books, marching at Pride, and just being authentically themselves. There is still a long way to go for more non-binary representation, but these seven individuals are helping to pave the way.
To honour this week, we’ve put together a list of what some of our favourite non-binary celebs are up to. From new albums to TV and film releases, to runs on the West End, we’ve explored what they’ve been up to and what’s to come.
Kizzy Edgell (they/he)
First up is the very lovely Kizzy Edgall. The 21-year-old Heartstopper star has been pretty lowkey this year. Their next project is of course the second season of Heartstopper which comes out on 3 August. They were on the Heartstopper float at London Pride, looking very cool along with their fellow castmates, and have been posting pics from photoshoots and attending events such as the GAY TIMES Honours awards. Kizzy doesn’t seem to have any more acting projects in the works, but we can’t wait to see what they do next. 3 August cannot come soon enough!
Bella Ramsey (they/them)
Honestly, what is Bella Ramsey NOT doing? Following the success of The Last Of Us, Bella has been booked and busy the past couple of months. They have two more releases this year: a lead role in the BBC crime drama Time and they are voicing Molly in the Chicken Run sequel Dawn Of The Nugget. In April it was announced that they will be starring in the film Monstrous Beauty which starts production soon. They were recently featured at the LA Times drama roundtable alongside Christina Ricci, Dame Helen Mirren, and Sir Patrick Stewart. We still haven’t forgotten their fabulous pearl-studded Met Gala debut in May, and we can’t wait to see what Bella does next.
Janelle Monáe (she/they)
It’s been just over a month since Janelle Monáe released their fifth album, The Age Of Pleasure and we are still completely obsessed – it is the album of the summer. The official music video for Water Slide has just been released and it’s another masterpiece of blackness and queerness. The tour kicks off in North America in August, and we can’t wait for all the content. They have two acting projects coming up: De La Resistance, a historical fiction TV series, and another currently untitled project that is in pre-production.
Mason Alexander Park (they/them)
Currently starring as Emcee in Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club with Euphoria’s Maude Apatow, Mason is continuing to shine in both musical theatre and TV. Their latest film project was NBC’s sci-fi drama Quantum Leap, as well as a feature in an episode of the iCarly reboot. They were recently the special guest on Jinkx Monsoon’s podcast Hi Jinkx! to discuss non-binary roles in Hollywood which was a beautiful discussion on queerness. Mason currently has no upcoming film or TV projects that we know about.
Lachlan Watson (they/them)
The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina star has some very exciting projects coming up that we absolutely will be seated for. First is The Kiss List, an LGBTQIA coming-of-age film that also stars Megan Suri (Never Have I Ever) and Parminder Nagra (Bend It Like Beckham). Lachlan’s other film project is Y2K, a disaster comedy that Lachlan will star in alongside Rachel Zegler (West Side Story) and Alicia Silverstone (Clueless). There are currently no release dates but both projects are in post-production. They are also the voice of Fang in the Goodbye Volcano High video game that will be released later this year.
Travis Alabanza (they/them)
Following the publication of their memoir, None Of The Above: Reflections On Life Beyond The Binary last year, Travis has been picking up awards left and right. At the end of last month, it was announced that the book won the prestigious Somerset Maugham Award. Other awards include the Jhalak Prize and Waterstones Best Book of 2022. In March, Travis performed their final show of Burgerz at the South Bank Centre, and in May they toured the UK to perform the live version of Blue. Travis’ socials have been filled with glamourous shots at various award shows and we couldn’t be prouder.
Emma Corrin (they/them)
Our final celeb is Emma Corrin, who has some very exciting projects coming out soon. The first is a TV mini-series called Retreat, which airs this August. Described as a mystery surrounding a murder at a secluded retreat, it seems like it’s going to be the perfect spooky summer watch. They will be in the third Deadpool film which will be released next year, and they are also set to star in the gothic mystery Nosferatu which is in post-production.
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