82-year-old actor Billy Dee Williams, known widely for his role as Lando Calrissian in the 1980’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, is speaking publicly about his gender identity like never before.
In a new interview with Esquire, Billy revealed he is gender fluid and uses both he/him and she/her pronouns.
“I say ‘himself’ and ‘herself,’ because I also see myself as feminine as well as masculine,” he said. “I’m a very soft person. I’m not afraid to show that side of myself.”
“I never tried to be anything except myself,” Billy continued. “I think of myself as a relatively colorful character who doesn’t take himself or herself too seriously.”
For more from Billy Dee Williams’ interview, including his thoughts on Donald Glover embracing his gender fluidity, check out the interview in full. It’s never too late to speak your truth!