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1 & 1: Areon Mobasher Interviews Lachlan Watson

Hear what Lachlan Watson has to say to Areon Mobasher about representation in media, their Carolina theater roots, and more.

Lachlan Watson is an American actor, born and raised in Raleigh, NC. Lachlan was homeschooled from preschool through their graduation from High School. Lachlan got an early start acting in local Raleigh theater companies and working with their family in community theater productions. Lachlan played Jeffery Skilling’s daughter in their first professional theater production with Burning Coal Theatre at age 10. Lachlan has been involved in nearly every aspect of the theater production from acting to costumes and dressing and has multiple makeup design credits.

Lachlan’s first love of the theater is performing Shakespeare, having acted in over 6 professional and community theater productions of the Bard. As a performer, Lachlan learned trapeze, silks and other aerial skills as well as participated in historical reenactments throughout the region. Lachlan is also working on producing their own professional production of “The Tempest”.

Early in their career Lachlan received many acting roles, including an episode of Drop Dead Diva (2009) in which they played a transgender boy fighting for use of the school’s bathroom. The episode, Drop Dead Diva: Identity Crisis (2014), won a GLAAD Media award in 2015 for Outstanding Individual Episode in a Series without a Regular LGBT character.

They are starring as Theo Putnam, a transgender kid in the Netflix original series, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018). Lachlan, as one of the youngest self-identified non-binary actor, is an outspoken advocate/activist for LGBTQ+ rights and community. In 2018 Lachlan was featured on a Netflix produced talk segment titled, “What I Wish You Knew: About Being Non-Binary”.

They are also interested in fashion photography and jewelry design and have recently attended several fashion shows in Paris as part of Fashion Week.

Areon Mobasher is an actor, photographer, graphic designer, writer, musician, and earthling based in North Carolin. )not necessarily in that order). http://www.areonmobasher.com/

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