The “Heartstopper” series, based on the comic created by Alice Oseman, centers on themes of love, friendship, and self-discovery, making it a heartfelt and engaging watch for audiences. With Joe Locke’s debut performance as Charlie, the show has likely gained attention for its portrayal of LGBTQ+ relationships and representation.
Viewers have been captivated by Heartstopper, and one of the beloved characters is Elle, portrayed by Yasmin Finney. Elle recently transferred from Higgs School for Girls to Truham Grammar School, where she reunites with her friends Tao, Charlie, and Isaac.
Yasmin Finney’s Trailblazer for Positive LGBTQ+ Representation in Heartstopper
At just 18 years old, Yasmin Finney made her television debut in the role of Elle Argent in Netflix’s “Heartstopper.” Prior to her TV appearance, she had showcased her talent in theater productions like DNA, Port, and Antigone. Yasmin’s remarkable performance as Elle captured the hearts of viewers, and here’s all you need to know about this talented newcomer who shines in the hit series “Heartstopper” on Netflix.
According to Yasmin, it is quite uncommon to see a trans character portrayed without focusing on gender dysphoria or depression. In an interview with Popbuzz, she expressed her joy in being part of “Heartstopper” where everything natural about being trans is emphasized. Yasmin feels grateful to be the positive representation that has been needed for many years.
In the previous year, Yasmin’s impressive acting journey took another leap as she was revealed to be part of POSE star Billy Porter’s directorial debut film titled “What If?” The upcoming feature film is a coming-of-age romantic-comedy. In recognition of her talent and impact, Yasmin was included in GLAAD’s 20 Under 20 list in late June 2021, a prestigious honor that celebrates LGBTQ youth who are shaping the future.