Mj Rodriguez made Emmys historical past together with her current lead actress nomination for her function as Blanca Evangelista on Pose, turning into the primary transgender lady to be acknowledged in a lead performing class on the ceremony. Now, Mj might be making historical past as soon as once more if she wins at Sunday’s Emmys. Forward of the award present, Mj attended TV Academy’s annual pre-Emmy occasion on Friday, the place she celebrated her historic nod.
“I need to always hold making historical past. I need to be on the entrance of change.”
“I simply need to always hold making that change,” Mj instructed Selection‘s Marc Malkin on the crimson carpet. “I need to always hold making historical past. I need to be on the entrance of change . . . I’m testimony that it’s potential. There isn’t any excuses. The door is broad open and you may run proper via it. There isn’t any crack. There isn’t any slipping in.” The actress additionally revealed that she already has a speech written in case she wins and that her Pose costars Billy Porter and Indya Moore have been texting her all weekend. “I am glad that individuals in my life can come and have a good time this second with me. It is huge.”
Not solely is Mj’s Emmy nod historic, however it’s additionally her first time being nominated on the ceremony. “I am excited. I am lifted. I am grateful. I am humbled and I am grateful,” she instructed Folks. “I really feel like this second in time has by no means ever occurred for a lady like myself and I really feel prefer it’s time and it is time to hold displaying up. It does not cease right here.” Win or lose, Mj is opening doorways for extra transgender illustration in Hollywood.