‘Pose’ Star Angelica Ross Had ‘Blended Feelings’ Over Character’s Tragic Destiny

Because the sequence finale of FX’s “Pose” attracts close to, Angelica Ross is wanting again on the position that catapulted her to fame. 

Subsequent week, “E! True Hollywood Story” will honor LGBTQ Delight Month with a particular episode, “Transgender in Hollywood.” HuffPost caught a sneak peek on the episode with the above clip, by which Ross opens up in regards to the private connection she felt along with her “Pose” character, ballroom icon Sweet Ferocity. 

In a heartbreaking twist that shocked many followers, Sweet was murdered in a Season 2 episode that aired in 2019. It was a pivotal, if divisive, second for the present, and Ross stated she had “combined feelings” upon studying about her character’s destiny. 

In the end, it was sequence co-creator Ryan Murphy who satisfied Ross that Sweet’s demise was meant to depict the real-life violence that transgender girls of colour face around the globe. In fact, that didn’t make saying goodbye to the character any simpler. 



Angelica Ross as Sweet Ferocity on FX’s “Pose.”

“Sweet is a dark-skinned, Black trans girl who will get missed quite a bit, so I introduced all my ache into the ballroom of being that dark-skinned woman,” Ross defined. “A part of me needed to ask, ’However why? Why me? Why Sweet? Who not you? Do you suppose you’re that particular that the violence received’t find yourself at your entrance door?’”  

Ross is certainly one of a number of artists profiled on “Transgender in Hollywood,” which debuts subsequent week. Miranda Weiss, who’s director of manufacturing and growth for NBCUniversal Tv, stated she hopes the episode will relay how a lot trans illustration within the movie and TV trade has shifted over the previous decade, whereas additionally demonstrating the necessity for enchancment.

“Progress might be such a gradual journey and so exhausting to place confidence in, however this episode of ‘True Hollywood Story’ appears like a extremely inspirational one after we discuss what transgender illustration in mainstream media regarded like solely 10 or 15 years in the past — you possibly can see the needle shifting,” Weiss stated. “The trail isn’t all the time clear, but when we’ve got religion and group we are able to make actual impactful change for the generations that come after us.”

E! True Hollywood Story will air its “Transgender in Hollywood” episode June 7.  

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