Emma Corrin appears deep in thought outside theater rehearsals

Emma Corrin appeared to be deep in thought at the end of a rehearsal session for West End play Orlando on Friday after claiming they’re lucky to have ‘come out now and not 10 years ago’.

The Crown star, 26, – who identifies as non-binary – bundled up in a white teddy vest, teamed with a black top and blue ripped jeans.

Emma swapped preferred pronouns from ‘she/her’ to ‘they/them’ in 2021 and has spoken out about the issue several times since.

Lost in thought: Emma Corrin appeared to be deep in thought at the end of a rehearsal session for West End play Orlando on Friday

In a new interview with The Telegraph, they said: ‘I’m definitely lucky that I’m dealing with this now and not 10 years ago. I know a lot of gay actors who took a long time to come out because they were worried about that, but I didn’t think about it.’

Emma added: ‘I don’t mind if people get my pronouns wrong, that’s fine.

‘Just try, and I’ll correct you where necessary and gradually we take steps forward. It’s not going to happen overnight.’

Casual: The Crown star, 26, - who identifies as non-binary - bundled up in a white teddy vest, teamed with a black top and blue ripped jeans

Comfy: Emma added a blue cap and black trainers to the look

Casual: The Crown star, 26, – who identifies as non-binary – bundled up in a white teddy vest, teamed with a black top and blue ripped jeans

Opening up: In a new interview with The Telegraph, they said: 'I'm definitely fortunate that I'm dealing with this now and not 10 years ago

Opening up: In a new interview with The Telegraph, they said: ‘I’m definitely fortunate that I’m dealing with this now and not 10 years ago

It comes after earlier this week Emma said they hope awards ceremonies such as Oscars and BAFTAs introduce gender neutral categories.

Emma insisted in a new interview that the awards, in their current formats, aren’t ‘inclusive enough’ and said the change they hope for, would enable everyone to feel ‘acknowledged and represented.’

Emma said better representation within roles in the entertainment industry is needed to encourage ‘an urgency’ around addressing the subject.

Having their say: Emma swapped preferred pronouns from 'she/her' to 'they/them' in 2021 and has spoken out about the issue several times since

Having their say: Emma swapped preferred pronouns from ‘she/her’ to ‘they/them’ in 2021 and has spoken out about the issue several times since

Emma has won a Golden Globe award for best actress for her performance as Princess Diana in series four of the hit Netflix drama, and is starring in two high profile films this year, My Policeman and Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

Speaking to the BBC’s Today Program about the possibility of gender neutral categories at major awards shows, Emma said: ‘I hope for a future in which that happens.

I don’t think the categories are inclusive enough at the moment. It’s about everyone being able to feel acknowledged and represented.’

Emma added that more representation was needed within roles in the entertainment industry to encourage ‘more of an urgency’ around addressing the subject.

Role: Emma is currently preparing to take to the stage in an adaptation of Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando, which was published in 1928 and explores gender identity (pictured in rehearsals)

Role: Emma is currently preparing to take to the stage in an adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando, which was published in 1928 and explores gender identity (pictured in rehearsals)

The Crown star asked: ‘When it comes to categories, do we need to make it specific as to whether you’re being nominated for a female role or a male role?

‘You can discuss awards and the representation there, but really the conversation needs to be about having more representation in the material itself, in the content that we are seeing for non-binary people, for queer people, for trans people, because then I think that will change a lot.

‘When those parts come up, meaning more people and more actors are playing those roles then I think there will be more of an urgency with which these questions will be addressed.’

Emma has identified as non-binary publicly since 2021, and has shared her journey with her gender identity publicly on social media.

Busy: Emma has won a Golden Globe award for best actress for her performance as Princess Diana in series four of the hit Netflix drama, and is starring in two high profile films this year, My Policeman and Lady Chatterley's Lover (pictured)

Busy: Emma has won a Golden Globe award for best actress for her performance as Princess Diana in series four of the hit Netflix drama, and is starring in two high profile films this year, My Policeman and Lady Chatterley’s Lover (pictured)

The thespian told The Today Programme: ‘Your gender identity is so much to do with how you feel and it ties into so much of how you want to be seen or are seen by people and that can be very triggering or can make you uncomfortable if you don’t feel you are being seen honestly or correctly.

‘I think that it was necessary for me to be open and honest about it because otherwise I would have felt I was being perceived wrongly.’

The film star added that they did not worry that being open about their gender identity would limit the kind of roles they got offered in the future.

Emma explained: ‘I would never sacrifice integrity or honesty because of work that I may or may not get,’ they said.

‘My being non-binary is not a rejection of femininity or my femininity in any way. It’s sort of an embrace of that.

‘I still want to play women, my experience on this earth has been a female one – and now it’s sort of a very fluid one.’

Emma is currently preparing to take to the stage in an adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando, which was published in 1928 and explores gender identity.

Opinions: It comes after earlier this week Emma said they hope awards ceremonies such as Oscars and BAFTAs introduce gender neutral categories

Opinions: It comes after earlier this week Emma said they hope awards ceremonies such as Oscars and BAFTAs introduce gender neutral categories

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