Coming out as a non-binary, Lachlan Watson endured through a lot during teenage. Like several non-binary people, the non-binary actor prefers the gender-neutral terms 'they' and 'them.' They shot to fame after playing the non-binary role of Susie Putnam in Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Before landing a role in Sabrina, Lachlan acted in triangle theatres and made cameo appearances in TV series such as Nashville and Drop Dead Diva.
Lachlan's Career & Job
Lachlan Watson had a keen passion for acting since their young age started their career as a child actor. They began their acting career from the theatre where their mother used to work.
Since the young age, Lachlan was active in Raleigh acting scene, appearing in the Raleigh Little Theatre's production of Shakespeare's play 'Much Ado Nothing' in 2015. After playing her role as Susie, she auditioned for the role in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (COAS). They portrayed the role of Theo, who learns more about his ancestor Dorothea Putnam.
In the story of the movie, Dorothea appears as a ghost and gives him information about family history. Also, she explains that she helped the Greendale Thirteen witches safely into Greendale, after cutting them down from the tree on which they were hanging.
Besides that, Lachlan has starred in several other entertainment projects such as Drop Dead Diva's 2014 episode called Identity Crisis, Back in the Saddle Again, and Til I Can Make It On My Own of Nashville.
Coming Out Their Gender As Non-Binary!
Lachlan was around the age of 13 when they felt queerness and identified as a cisgender lesbian. While the romantic attraction to girls lasted for a year and a half, they realized that they haven't been expressing the pain that they endured through their life.
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Non-binary actor Lachlan Watson during childhood (right) and teen (left) (Photo Collage: Instagram)
After rejecting the female form, they went to Duke University’s gender clinic in North Carolina, where they came out to be as a transgender person. In their December 2018 interview with MTV, Lachlan shared the moment as:
I had the script memorized, basically. I knew what I needed to say as a trans man to get them to believe that this is what I wanted and this is who I was. I had the words, the phrases, the labels — I had it all down from all the YouTube videos that I watched, and so I marched in and we had all our psychological evaluations and I was like, ‘Yes, this is what I want. This is what I’m supposed to do. I’m supposed to go on testosterone,’ and they said, ‘OK’ and they handed me a prescription of testosterone.
After searching the side effects of testosterone in the Internet and wiki sites, Lachlan apprehended that having male features was just wrong as growing breasts. They then stayed as a non-binary dwelling inside the gender void, refusing to take the testosterone prescription. Lachlan surgically removed their breasts and became proud of their gender identity as a non-binary.
Lachlan's Net Worth And Movies
Lachlan, age 17, garners the prominent part of the net worth from their career as an American non-binary actor. As per Payscale, the actor earns an average salary of $50,270 per year and their yearly income range between $18,999 to $225,268. Having debuted with the role of Anna in the 2013 movie The Ultimate Life, they have been thriving in the entertainment industry as a non-binary actor.
In 2014, they portrayed a character of Sam Simbler in Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva in an episode "Identity Crisis.' Their short movies credit includes Surreal Estate, Secrets from Beyond, and Vigilance. Lachlan also appeared in TV series Nashville as Kyle in 2017.
Trans Storyline In 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'
Chilling Adventure of Sabrina received wider acclamation from the LGBTQ community since it first aired on Netflix due to the queer characters. Lachlan portrayed the transgender role of Susie/ Theo Putnam. During Season 1, they played Susie and didn't label their gender but came out as a transgender man named Theo in Season 2.
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She suggested the crew of Chilling Adventure of Sabrina to make Theo one of the compelling characters in Season 2. Susie and Theo have become one of the central trans characters in the LGBTQ community, where several people can relate the character to themselves.
In Lachlan's October 2018 interview with Bustle, they said that they talked about their identity as a non-binary. Also, she stated that the writers of the Netflix series have listened and helped them to understand that the gender label is not everything. According to Lachlan, their character as Susie is an ongoing journey of queer character such as themselves.
Short Bio, Wiki, And Height
Born in 2001, Lachlan Watson has their hometown in North Carolina. The gender-neutral actor celebrates their birthday on the 12th of April. Lachlan is close to their parents. While filming the second season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina alongside Tati Gabrielle, they stayed with their mother, Kelly Watson in Vancouver apartment. Lachlan has an elder sister in their family.
They finished their high school from a home school program during late December 2018. Lachlan stands at the height of 1.55 m (5 feet 1 inch) and holds American nationality. They have Caucasian ethnicity. As per wiki, their gender identity does not relate to their sexual orientation remotely.