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Chloe’s fake penis blues

Chloe Sevigny "cried every day" when she had to wear a fake penis in her new TV series.

The actress plays Mia - a pre-op transgender hitman - in 'Hit & Miss' and had to wear the prosthetic genitalia, which she admits she found very upsetting because she was worried men would no longer find her attractive.

US actress Chloe Sevigny arrives for the Hugo by Hugo Boss show at the Berlin Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2011 in Berlin, January 20, 2011. Credit: REUTERS

She said; "I cried every day when they put it on. You know, I'm ample-chested and I have this on. I felt very exposed, and it was hard, very hard, having people so close to your personal parts anyway - who you're not sleeping with - for an hour-and-a-half each day, to put it on. Then looking in the mirror... it was weird. I was lonely and I felt really unattractive. I was confused about my desirability - was I desirable? - in having put that on, and having men see me with that on."

Chloe says playing Mia was one of the "most extreme" roles she's done but hopes viewers find her convincing.

She told Culture magazine: "I think it might be one of the most extreme roles I've done, yes. I've never really worked with prosthetics. I've never done any fantasy or anything weird. Then again, if people can believe what's her-name in 'Avatar', hopefully they can believe me as a pre-op." - Bang Showbiz

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