Eddie Izzard has said she has wanted to use the name as a woman since she was a child. The actor, activist, and would-be member of parliament told Matt Forde’s The Political Party podcast on March 6 about his other name.
I’m Eddie. There’s another name I’m going to add in as well, which is Suzy, which I wanted to be since I was 10. I’m going to be Suzy Eddie Izzard,
That’s how I’m going to roll, so people can choose what they want. They can’t make a mistake, they can’t go wrong.
In 2020, Eddie Izzard was on the Sky Arts show Portrait Artist of the Year, where they changed from using “he” and “him” to “she” and “her.” Later, the comedian, who is 61 years old, said about her decision,
I spent 50 years predominantly in boy mode, so let’s try the next 50 in girl mode. It’s just a language adjustment and no one should get het up about it. I’m still gender fluid and I tell everyone that’s supported me, ‘Relax people, he or she, it doesn’t really matter.’
Eddie Izzard also talked on the podcast about how mean people were to her when she told them she was trans.
Some people have been transphobic when I was going for the [MP] selection, coming out as trans was not easy back in 1985,
The actor also talked about her plans to become a Labour MP and reassured the audience that she wouldn’t change her mind even though she lost the Sheffield Central election in December 2022.
Eddie Izzard said that she wants to be chosen in the north.
I would rather be up north because I’m a kid from the south, if people feel the south has it good then I want to fight for the north.
She also said that if she is elected to the parliament, she would stop doing stand-up comedy and only perform at charity events to raise money for good causes.