DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE Star Emma Corrin Covers HARPER’S BAZAAR June/July 2024 ‘Freedom’ Issue

Posted on May 24, 2024


Deadpool & Wolverine star Emma Corrin Covers the HARPER’S BAZAAR June/July 2024 ‘Freedom’ issue styled by Carlos Nazario and photographed by Sam Rock.




On experiencing life growth cycles:
“Self-discovery has been huge for me in terms of my identity and gender,” they say against the low hum of the bookstore.

“People discovering different parts of themselves, which are awakened by people they meet or situations—the idea that no one is ever finished. People keep growing, keep evolving. It’s limitless; it’s cycles.”

On why Corrin is drawn to the permanency of tattoos:

“I like knowing I have something on my body that’s entirely me.”

“I started getting tattoos when I started exploring my identity.”

On the homophobia and transphobia they’ve faced since coming out as both queer and nonbinary in 2021, after posting themselves in a wedding dress and changing pronouns on Instagram:
“The vitriol is worse than I anticipated,” Corrin reflects, pulling the collar of their jacket up against the wind. “Even though we like to think we’re in a progressive society, a lot of what we’re seeing is increasingly a step back.”

On the preconceived notions from the public of who they are:

“People follow me because they’ve watched something I’m in. They think I’m one kind of person, and then they’ll see who I actually am and how I present and—” Corrin breaks off, gazing through the bakery windows at the shelves of raspberry jams. “I will never understand why. Who are you hurting by being yourself? Why am I controversial?” It is an astonishingly philosophical approach to backlash that could—if they were more fragile, less assured—break them. “I think it’s fear. Absolute fear.”

On reading reviews of their own performances/projects:

“I’m getting really good at not doing it. I’d be lying if I said I never read anything. Because sometimes you read one and think, ‘I’m never going to act again. I can’t do anything.’ You learn your lesson.”

On why their choosing to write a forthcoming children’s book and screen play:
“I’ve felt the pull to write more because it’s quite hard to feel like you have control over anything as an actor. The only thing you have autonomy over is your performance. Even then, that’s being honed or curated by someone else.”

On whether they think change might be coming to the film industry:

“It feels impossible to know where to start to enact the change that needs to be done. But by taking up space, by being visible, that’s something in itself.” They press their fingers to their lips. “I’m a tiny cog at the moment.”

[Photo Credit: Sam Rock/ Harper’s Bazaar Magazine]

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