Winner of the Academy Award Charlize Theron reportedly said that her oldest child is transgender.
Her daughter Jackson, 7, got a man at her birth, but revealed that she was a girl four years ago, Theron said, according to an interview published in the Daily Mail on Thursday.
“I thought she was a boy too,” Theron, 43, reportedly said in the interview. “Until she looked at me at the age of 3 and said,” I’m not a boy! “
The actress has two children: Jackson and August, 4.
NBC News could not confirm the veracity of the Daily Mail article.
Theron has a legacy of LGBTQ activism, especially when it comes to advocating marriage equality. In 2009, she announced on “The View” that she would not marry her then boyfriend, Stuart Townsend, until everyone had the right to marry in the United States.
“I think it would be exactly the same if we were married, but for me to go through that kind of ceremony, because I have so many friends who are gays and lesbians who would love to get married, I wouldn’t be able to do that to sleep with myself, “she said then.
Theron is also known for playing a bisexual spy in “Atomic Blonde.” When Andy Cohen asked her about playing a strange character in his show, “Look what happens,” Theron replied that it should not be a question.
“It’s so weird when we talk about it so much. It should be normalized by now,” Theron said. “It’s something that I don’t think is shown enough in the cinema … I feel that when you make movies, if you hold that mirror up and reflect society, you have to reflect society.”
Many respond positively to the announced announcement of Theron in the Daily Mail.
Jamie Clayton, a transgender actress who is known for her lead role as Nomi Marks in the Netflix series “Sense8”, wrote on Twitter: “@CharlizeAfrica Send you so much love … Thanks even more.”