Billy Dee Williams, best known for playing the role of Lando Calrissian in many of the Star Wars films, has finally come out as gender fluid at the grand old age of 82.
Williams is literally a Star Wars legend and even at his age he is still set to reprise his role in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
In an interview with Esquire, Williams revealed he goes by both himself and herself depending on how he feels.
Keep scrolling to learn more about Billy Dee and his brave decision to come out.
Billy Dee Williams has come out.Esquire, Billy Dee Williams, one of the coolest dudes to ever grace the planet revealed that he is gender fluid, and often goes by 'himself' and 'herself'. But first, lets take a look back at his life.
He's best known for Star Wars.
But he's acted in so much more.
His first film was in 1959.
Billy Dee came from very humble beginnings.
During school Williams developed his passion for acting.
He's also incredibly well known for his adverts.Most specifically his role in a string of iconic Colt 45 beer adverts during the 1980's.
Speaking about his time in Star Wars, Billy Dee said:
The Rock calls me the OG. What I presented on that screen people didn’t expect to see. And I deliberately presented something that nobody had experienced before: a romantic brown-skinned boy.
And he's returning to the role very shortly.
Do I have that same hunger, excitement, that I had years earlier? This is a very difficult time for me, as far as age is concerned. When you get to be a certain age, whether you want to think about mortality or not, you think about it.
But now he believes he does have the energy.
But is this the end for Star Wars?
It’s a conclusion—certainly it depends on how much money is generated. That’s when they determine where’s the conclusion. The one thing about show business, you can resurrect anything
He also came out as gender neutral.Esquire:
And you see I say ‘himself’ and ‘herself,’ because I also see myself as feminine as well as masculine.
But that wasn't all he said.
I’m a very soft person. I’m not afraid to show that side of myself.
And Donald Glover spoke about the same thing.
Really? That kid is brilliant—just look at those videos.