World news – The Australian actor’s trans daughter opens up


Former home and away star Mat Stevenson appears this weekend with transgender daughter Grace Hyland by his side in The Sunday Project.

The couple will sit down for a frank conversation with host Lisa Wilkinson about the journey Grace and her father were on during their transition.

« From your point of view, Mat, what was the influence when Grace changed her name and started wearing girls’ clothes? » Lisa asked the actor who played Adam Cameron in Home And Away in more than 500 episodes in the ’90s.

« So it was a little awkward to call Grace Schatz instead of buddy at first. Really, I think I’m feminizing my approach, » he said.

« As a guy, it was quite a hassle to go to my male friendship group and say my son is my daughter now, but then I look at the challenges and the difficulty of sharing this versus the challenges Grace sailed through and they fade into insignificance, « he added.

« I mean, some of my friends were pretty seamless, they got it. Some just couldn’t get it. Some really had problems with the concept … I’m a member of the local cricket club, I remember one of the boys came on me to and said, « Stevo, I just don’t get it buddy. I just don’t get it. « And I said, » It’s fine, buddy, you don’t have to get it. I’m just asking you to love my daughter and show empathy. « He says, » Yes, I can.  »

« I’m really so happy. I wouldn’t be where I am today without my father’s support, » said 20-year-old Hyland, who has a popular social media following.

You can watch the full interview on The Sunday Project tonight at 6:30 p.m. on Channel 10


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