US actress Chloe Sevigny says she was terrified playing a transgender killer in gritty new television drama Hit & Miss.
The Oscar nominated star plays transgender hitman Mia in the Sky Atlantic show by Shameless creator Paul Abbot.
The 37-year-old told Sky News she was ‘terrified’ about the role, which requires her to wear a prosthetic penis.
‘I cried every day when they put it on,’ she said in an interview with Culture magazine.
‘You know, I’m ample-chested and I have this on. I felt very exposed.
‘I was lonely and I felt really unattractive. I was confused about my desirability in having put that on and having men see me with that on.’
However, the American Psycho actress admitted to Sky News that it was neccessary for the role.
She said: ‘Paul Abbott is a provocative writer and creator and it was a way to remind the audience of where she is in her life and her transition.’
Sevigny‘s film credits include Zodiac, Dogville and Mr Nice.
In 1999, she was nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe for her role in Boys Don’t Cry, starring Hilary Swank.