Actress Lux Pascal has come out as a trans woman and her brother, Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal couldn’t be prouder.
After Lux came out on the cover of Chilean magazine Revista Ya, Pedro shared a post on Instagram congratulating her, saying “Mi hermana, mi corazón, nuestra Lux,” which translates to “my sister, my heart, our Lux.”
Lux has been working as an actor in mostly Spanish-language shows like Los 80, La Jauría, Juana Brava, and Narcos alongside her brother. She now lives in New York and is studying at Julliard.
In the interview, she says she’s blessed to have had her brother alongside her as she made the journey from previously coming out as nonbinary to now coming out as a trans woman. When she first came out to him over FaceTime, she remembers he “asked me how I felt, because I remember he was a little worried.” But when she said she was happy, he quickly celebrated with her, saying, “perfect, this is incredible!”
Lux said that her brother “has been an important part of this,” and that he “served as a guide for me. He was one of the first people to gift me the tools that started shaping my identity.”
Now that she’s figured out who she was meant to be, Lux is excited to be an advocate for her community. “Moving through the world as a woman is much more simple for me. But I still advocate for non-binary identities to have a space in society,” she said.
“We need trans activists who are good, smart, informed and who can be strong voices against transphobia, homophobia and racism,” she continued. “I have had a certain form of privilege because I have been able to make my transition hidden and with support. LGBTQ+ equality movement has been led by the most marginalized of voices, those who at the end of the day, had nothing to lose because they had already been deprived [of] everything. I have been very fortunate.”
Pedro’s costar on The Mandalorian, Gina Carano, has several times been called out for her transphobia online, including last year when she added “beep/bop/boop” in her Twitter bio where may people, both trans and cis, put their pronouns. After she was called out for mocking trans people, and Pedro Pascal spoke to her about why the issue was important, she issued a non-apology and said “I’m not against trans lives at all.” Despite many calling for her to be fired from the show, she still is in the cast.
Congratulations to Lux and the whole Pascal family.