Australian actor Evie Macdonald shines as Hannah Bradford in First Day, a Hulu miniseries event about a trans girl starting middle school. Watch the trailer.
Via a great profile in The Advocate:
Hannah’s journey resonates with Macdonald, who is trans herself. “Even just like some of the difficulties that Hannah had facing at school and everything, I have been through the exact same thing when I came to high school,” said Macdonald, who like Hannah also encountered a girl from primary school (Australia’s equivalent to elementary school) who had known her before her transition. Down under, high school is the U.S. equivalent of middle school.
“I understood what Hannah’s feeling of first seeing her would be like, and how [she feared that] she’s going to tell everyone,” Macdonald said. Other aspects — like not being allowed to attend a sleepover if the other girls did not know she’s trans — were also shared rites of passage.
The producers released a couple of sneak peeks of Hannah navigating the already perilous world of school at that age.
The pandemic delayed production on season 2, but it’s in the works. Follow Evie on Instagram to keep up with this rising young star!
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