In a newly released interview with Ki Griffin they talk about representation of non binary identity on screen, why using the correct pronouns is important, when they started to identity as non-binary, and what its like to play their character, Ripley.
Ripley will tell friends, Ollie Morgan (Gabriel Clark), Imran Maalik (Ijaz Rana), and Brooke Hathaway (Tylan Grant) that they are non-binary, meaning that they identify as neither male nor female.
Talking about playing Ripley, Ki said “It’s wonderful to have that positive representation for non-binary people, because we never see it, and it is so beautiful to be able to step in to the shoes of Ripley and be able to be like, guys look, a non-binary character played by a non-binary human.”
Using an analogy to describe what non-binary means to them, Ki said “I like to say that I sit within the gender spectrum in a boat. Imagine a lake that’s got two banks, one is masculinity, and one is femininity, I got on my little boat in the feminine bank, and then never docked again.”
Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 7pm on E4, and 6:30PM on Channel 4