• Fri, Oct 21 2011

Chloë Sevigny Will Play A Transsexual Assassin In New TV Series

Satellite TV provider DirecTV may not be known for their original programming, but that could change with the addition of a new British TV show called “Hit and Miss” to their offerings. In this series, Chloë Sevigny stars as a pre-op(!) transsexual named Mia. A pre-up transsexual who also happens to be a hired assassin. Why not?

Via The New York Times:

When Mia learns she’s had a son by an ex-girlfriend who is dying of cancer, she is forced “to mix her killer instincts with her newly acquired maternal ones” (hey, that’s what it says in the press release).

Perhaps Chloë was jealous of the Oscar buzz that surrounded her Boys Don’t Cry co-star Hilary Swank, and wanted to capture some of that transgender mojo for herself? But she wanted to be a stylish trans person, so she elected to play a character with that most stylish of TV jobs, the hired assassin? Or maybe she just wanted to play the polar opposite of her character on Big Love? I don’t know. But what I do know is that this show has the potential for lots of amusing hijinx. Furthermore (unpopular opinion alert), I climbed onboard the “Chloë Sevigny is a good actress” train after watching her on Big Love, so I’m optimistic about how this series will turn out. It’s set to start airing in America in the U.K. in January and America in February.

(Via The LA Times)

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