Emmy First-Timers Membership: Why Rain Valdez Is Creating Trans Roles No One Else Will

Whereas we await the outcomes of Valdez’s class, which will probably be revealed throughout evening 4 of the Inventive Arts Emmys on Thursday, Sept. 19, get to know the trailblazer a bit higher together with her thought-provoking responses to our Emmy First-Timers Membership questionnaire.

Whose performances impressed you to change into an actor?

I grew up loving romantic comedies. So something Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock did, I acted out in my bed room. I additionally liked Audrey Hepburn in Roman Vacation. She reduce her hair quick and ran round being very adventurous whereas hiding this secret. It jogged my memory a lot of myself and of my secrets and techniques. I keep in mind pondering, “I can do this.” So I reduce my hair actually quick, which acquired me into numerous hassle with my mother. However I did not care, I needed to be Audrey. 

What was the final non-acting job you held?

Previous to COVID, I used to be working with a outstanding director, which helped me study a lot extra in regards to the {industry}. I additionally train the primary and solely LGBTQ+ appearing class in Los Angeles. So once I’m not appearing, I like educating. By way of non-industry-related jobs, I have not wanted to attend tables or cater in a short while, which feels good. These kinds of jobs are so nice although, due to that flexibility it means that you can go on auditions. I am very grateful to have had these jobs. 

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