(CBS Native)– Just a few years in the past, Leo Sheng was finding out on the College of Michigan to get a grasp’s diploma in social work. At present, the transgender actor is among the stars of the “The L Phrase: Technology Q” the place he performs Micah Lee. Season two of the hit sequence returns to Showtime on Sunday, August 8 at 10pm EST/PST.
CBS Native’s DJ Sixsmith just lately talked with Sheng about what followers can anticipate from the brand new season of the sequence, the significance of representing everybody within the LGBTQ+ group and the way he went from finding out social work on the College of Michigan to being the star of successful TV present in Hollywood.
“One of many issues I like a lot is that we actually get to discover queerness and all of its many sides,” stated Sheng. “With that in thoughts, I’m very excited for Micah’s journey and experiencing extra exterior of the journey he has already been on. He explores a brand new path and finds out extra about himself. As we transfer ahead in progress for trans illustration, and particularly transmasculine illustration, for me it’s enormous to inform a narrative of a trans man of shade and discover his experiences.”
Sheng loves how his character Micah deeply values his race, however is portrayed as an entire individual with a number of layers. He says it has been an honor to inform the story of an East Asian trans man.
“There is no such thing as a single trans expertise,” stated Sheng. “I feel that’s what we’re understanding in speaking about it in a extra mainstream manner. We’ve got these tales on-screen and they’re actually particular person tales. I feel there’s lots of strain that may go on anybody who’s concerned with that story. It’s a person journey.”
“The primary trans individual I noticed on TV was Max within the authentic L Phrase,” stated Sheng. “There’s extra tales than earlier generations and so they’re nonetheless very restricted. They’re nonetheless predominately white and trans masculine. It’s unbelievable and it’s such an honor and a present and I’ve obtained so many messages. That’s some of the rewarding items of this as a result of it’s actually making individuals suppose.”
Watch “The L Phrase: Technology Q” on Showtime and stream season one of many sequence proper now on the Showtime app.
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