Super Girl’s Chyler Leigh Updates: LGBTQ is not a stigma anymore, and to create more awareness and acceptance in the public, LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated. Even Chyler Leigh has given her contribution towards it. With all due respect towards this month, the Supergirl actress has taken a token to appreciate the similarities she felt that she had between her character’s life and in her own personality, saying, “Alexes journey of self-discovery is something that I can personally relate to ”Titled the news “Wear Your Pride,” Leigh’s post was published Monday on the official website for Creating Change, an organization that seeks to provide “encouragement and inspiration to help you become the change you want to see in the world.”
Leigh is the Creating Changes co-founder and chief creative officer of her website.“When I was told that my character was to come out in season 2, a flurry of thoughts and emotions flew through the responsibility and the environment around me and I felt to authentically represent Alex’s journey,” Leigh writes from the interview and she continues, “What I didn’t realize was how the scene where she has finally confessed about her truth and would leap off all the pages of the script and genuinely become a variation of my own. IRL.
Super Girl’s Chyler Leigh Calls Alex’s Coming Out Journey
My heartfelt like it was going to beat out of my chest each take we filmed, every time presenting another opportunity to get those honest words out of my mouth. Though they might don’t exactly match my personal dialogue, the heart behind it surely did. From the director to the press, the media, the cast, and yes even including the fans, I’m still told that it was the most realistic coming out scene they’d ever witnessed. And to steal from Alex’s words, that’s because there’s some truth to what she said about me.”
She has then invited several readers to relive Alex’s aforementioned coming out of a scene from the sixth episode of Super girl‘s second season, simply titled it as “Changing”: “Here’s the kicker though,” and she continues with, “Since that episode aired, I was told from dear friends that they would no longer watch the show because of the fact that Alex’s journey took a turn from their less than acceptable beliefs. Soon after, they had begun to distance themselves, and eventually, my family and I were on the outcast, marking the loss of many folks we loved.
However, after the initial sting, I don’t hold any grudge towards the negative response, because as I said, we all have had a hard time in one way or another with acceptance whether towards ourselves or others.”Leigh concludes the interview by, “It’s been a long and lonely road for both my husband and myself but I can whole-heartedly say that after all these years in my life, he and I are still discovering the depths of ourselves and each other, but throughout our journey, we’ve learned to be proud of who we are, no matter what the cost it will take on us,” and she concluded her interview on that.
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