The Oscar-winning actress from films such The Addams Family and The Witches compares herself to a horse while discussing the rights of trans people (she is also starring in ‘Transparent’, so there is something for her to say concerning this issue).
“I have lots of horse-like qualities. If you ride me gently, feed me good oats, I’ll be good,” she said. “But try to make me do something I don’t want and it can get ugly.” And the actress used horse qualities (meaning the wisdom of these animals) fighting for the rights of LGBT from the very beginning of her career: “When I was first working in New York [as a model in the 1970s], I was very aware of figures like [trans actresses] Candy Darling and Jackie Curtis,” she recalled. “I always found transsexuals very close to the surface. They showed you their pain, but also a crazy optimism. They were people who felt very deeply, enough to transform themselves to a sex they didn’t really know anything about,” she added. “It’s brave. A lot of people have died for it.”