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How “Baby Reindeer” empowered trans actor Nava Mau to play a woman so “entitled to her own emotions”

How “Baby Reindeer” empowered trans actor Nava Mau to play a woman so “entitled to her own emotions”

The “Baby Reindeer” cast on Tuesday at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles chatted about their experience starring in Netflix’s wildly popular limited series, and Nava Mau is no exception. The transgender actress, who plays the love interest to Richard Gadd’s Donny Dunn — a flailing comedian who is stalked by a woman (Jessica Gunning) — said she was immediately captivated by the script. “I stayed up all night and I started journaling about it,” she said, per The Hollywood Reporter. “It really kind of found a place in my mind and in my heart and never left.” In the series, Teri (Mau) is the character who is the most honest with herself and sets clear boundaries about how she would be treated. That means despite her attraction to and sympathy for Donny, she also sees how his emotional issues don’t serve her in a relationship. “I had no idea that I internalized so much anger and that I shut it down,” Mau continued. “As a trans woman, as a Latina woman, I have …

Baby Reindeer Star Nava Mau Opens Up About Deleted Scene

Baby Reindeer Star Nava Mau Opens Up About Deleted Scene

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Baby Reindeer. Baby Reindeer star Nava Mau has reflected on a deleted scene that would have revealed more information about one of the show’s central relationships. Nava plays the lead character Donny’s girlfriend, Teri, in the hit Netflix miniseries, which has sparked plenty of conversation since it began streaming earlier this month. During a recent interview with GQ magazine, the actor was asked about how things end between Donny and Teri, and whether she felt the former couple managed to get closure after their break-up. “There actually was one more piece of Teri and Donny’s relationship in the script, and I performed it,” Nava explained. “Teri leaves Donny a voicemail five months later. So I think, for me, I got closure because Teri did too.” She continued: “That’s what gave me so much comfort, knowing that they found peace with regards to their relationship. Teri got her happy ending, you know? Teri found a new man, she didn’t lose her friends, she didn’t lose her job, she didn’t lose …

Baby Reindeer star Nava Mau dances in the kitchen of her quirky home – watch

Baby Reindeer star Nava Mau dances in the kitchen of her quirky home – watch

Baby Reindeer actress Nava Mau, 31, has thanked Richard Gadd for “changing her life” after the Netflix show skyrocketed to number one on the streaming platform shortly after its launch on 11 April.  “Baby Reindeer has been out for one week, and the response has been overwhelming. Like whoa,” she wrote on Instagram.  “When I first read the script a couple years ago, I saw myself in Teri. I also saw myself in every single character. Richard’s writing invites us to embrace honesty – true, ground-shaking, walls-crumbling honesty. And the truth is that we’re all human after all,” penned the actress, who plays Teri, the protagonist’s love interest in the chilling real-life story of a stalker.  © NetflixNava Mau as Teri in Baby Reindeer Sharing a glimpse into her real-life home, Nava lit up Instagram when she danced for her 103k followers last week, showing her charming light-filled kitchen over the course of several days.  WATCH: Baby Reindeer actress Nava Mau dances in her kitchen Her kitchen space is decked out with smokey wooden cabinets …

Baby Reindeer star Nava Mau shares insight into Richard Gadd’s real-life relationship with Teri

Baby Reindeer star Nava Mau shares insight into Richard Gadd’s real-life relationship with Teri

Netflix’s new comedy-drama Baby Reindeer dramatises the true story of creator Richard Gadd’s stalking ordeal. While the show primarily focuses on the relationship between protagonist Donny (played by Richard) and his stalker Martha (Jessica Gunning), it also delves into his past traumas, as well as his budding romance with a trans woman named Teri, played by Nava Mau.  Donny meets Teri, an American therapist, on a dating app but initially conceals his true identity by using a fake name and job on his profile.  WATCH: Baby Reindeer is based on a terrifying true story Like Donny and Martha, Teri is also based on a real person, and ahead of the show’s premiere, Nava shared an insight into Richard’s relationship with her real-life counterpart.  “When I read [the script], I could tell that Richard really loved her, whoever inspired this character,” Nava told HELLO! and other press. “I think I knew that it was based on real life and it seemed really important to show people that trans women exist in real life and in relationships …