Catching Up With Candis Cayne
By Gregory Miller
But does it get frustrating having to tell your story over and over?
Well, I always joke with my friends that when I get interview questions, it�s the same 10 questions. You know what I mean? But it�s like, at least they�re talking.
Do you think there will be a time when you will be offered major female roles rather than transgender female roles?
I�d like to read for those kind of roles. Who knows? Who knew I�d be on an ABC show? I�m holding out.
As one of the most highly publicized transgender people out there, how does it feel to be that role model?
It�s an honor. It�s a total honor to represent the community that way. That�s all I can say about it. I have nothing negative to say about it.
You�re going to be at Vancouver Pride soon, right?
Yeah, I�m actually at the airport right now! I�m going to Vancouver in about an hour, and I�m the grand marshal, which is amazing.
You use the word gorgeous, and an abbreviation �gorge,� a lot. What�s that about?
I know. It�s just one of those words -- those catchphrases -- that I just for some reason have been saying. It just kind of developed. At first it was just "gorgeous," but now I�ve had to shorten it because I say it so much. I don�t know why! It�s just like some people say �like� all the time. �Like and like!� It�s just part of my vocabulary, I guess.
You recently ended a seven-year relationship with your boyfriend Marco, got rid of your manager, and changed agencies. Are you going through a renewal?
Yeah, it�s been a really weird few months. My manager did something that was just unforgivable, which I don�t really want to get into. And so I had to let her go. And Marco and I, you know, we still love each other, and I�ll always love him. He was not happy here, and I was. It was a huge divide in our relationship. My agency -- I have nothing bad to say about them. They just weren�t doing what I wanted to do. I wanted to focus on female roles and going out and auditioning every day. That�s what I want to do. And so I signed up for a boutique agency, KSR, which is really great. They actually call me a lot, and they want to work for me. I�m enjoying it. It�s been a really weird time, but a lot of weight has been lifted off my shoulders, and I�m the happiest I�ve been in a long time.
What�s up next for you?
Part of change and renewal is starting from scratch. I had to let go of a lot of the projects I had been working on because of ties with the old people in my life. Now I�m just going to focus on doing television and film and start working on another pilot. I hope it all works out.
I�ve got to ask, what is the secret to that fabulous hair?
You know what, I have to say -- thank you -- and also, a lot of it is genetic, I have to admit. Oddly enough, I get my hair thickness from my father. He has like a huge pile of hair on his head. He�s almost 70, and it�s thick and gorgeous. I just shampoo with regular shampoo and condition with regular conditioner. Nothing much. And a good hot set -- a good curling iron is always good. It makes your hair big and fluffy. The bigger the better, I say!
Candis Cayne appears on Drop Dead Diva this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.