Faith Goldings says she wants to be “free to do what I want to do” and not be judged.
The Australian actress, who is also an outspoken advocate for LGBTI rights, told the ABC’s 7.30 program on Thursday that she does not want to have to be held accountable for her sexuality.
“I am not going to have anyone telling me that I am wrong or wrong or I am not the person I want me to be.
I don- I don.
I want freedom to do whatever I want, I want the freedom to make my own decisions, I do not need anybody telling me what I should or should not be,” Ms Goldings said.”
And I want people to understand that that’s what I believe in.
That’s what is best for me, that’s who I am, and I don�t want anyone to tell me otherwise.”
Ms Goldings was recently named one of Time magazine�s 50 most influential people in the world.
The actress was the first openly gay Australian in the public eye to make the news, with her breakthrough role in the 2009 movie In the Mood for Love, which became a worldwide hit.
In the movie, Ms Golding plays a transgender woman who is told by her estranged husband she should have an abortion because she is a man.
Ms Golding says she was devastated when her husband, Tom, rejected her.
“That was really hard for me to deal with because I was a gay person, and they said that you can’t be gay and you can�t be a woman,” she said.”(It) was just very difficult.
And it was really heartbreaking for me.”
But Ms Goldlings success is not confined to Hollywood.
The award-winning actress has been featured in films such as The Last Witch Hunter, which is directed by John Hillcoat, and the documentary film The Invisible War.
The 27-year-old also appeared on a series of The Simpsons animated shorts.
In recent years, Ms Goldberg has been involved in numerous campaigns to promote LGBTI issues in Australia, including a petition calling on ABC television to air a documentary about LGBTI hate crime.
Ms Goldberg has also spoken out against domestic violence, and last year she signed an open letter urging all Australians to take action against hate crime against LGBTI people.