“For me, I feel like I’m stuck in a minute,” she said of the show’s role, for which she also expressed gratitude. “When something came up about dysphoria or gender or something that was already really relevant, I thought, ‘No, it’s not for now.'”
Dorfman also compared her first year of sobriety — she’s been sober since she was 21, she told Bilson — to her first year of life as an out trans woman and the milestones she reached. Only this time, he is reaching these milestones in public, he said.
“I felt like I had to do all those things again as a woman,” Dorfman said. “My body takes on a new shape and a new form, more organically, like hormones, and I then face new challenges.”
Dorfman had transitioned privately a year before his 2021 interview with Time. She called the announcement a “reintroduction to me as a woman.”