WATCH: Patricia Arquette Supports Bruce Jenner, Opens Up About Transgender Sister
During an interview on The Meredith Vieira Show, Arquette was asked about Jenner. This lead Arquette to open up about her transgender sister, Alexis Arquette. Watch the video to see what Arquette had to say.
Since the news broke, the spotlight on Jenner has intensified. Now, Arquette is standing up for Jenner, and giving her opinion on the media attention.
In the video you’ll hear host Meredith Vieira ask Arquette, “What do you want people to understand about transgenderism that they don’t?”
Arquette replies, “Well, I feel like Alexis, my sister, has taught me so much about love and acceptance. It’s a very difficult thing to be transgender, especially 20 years ago when Alexis started talking about it.”
Vieira then asks Arquette, “Did you even understand it when she started talking about it?”
Arquette reveals, “I didn’t exactly understand it. But, our father had died, our mother had died, I lost two people I loved. We all come into this life in a different package, a baby package. We get older, we become an old person package. If you’re male or female, at the end, I didn’t care, I had people I loved who died. I said, ‘I don’t care what package you’re comfortable in, I love and accept you, I’m so glad you’re here on Earth. I want to be with you, spend time with you. It doesn’t matter, we get caught up in these things.”
The actress goes on to say, “You have to be so brave to live this truth of who you are. And if Mrs. Jenner is transitioning, I give all of my support to her, and love and appreciate everything she’s given to America, and her bravery, because she’s fighting a fight for a lot of kids who are being kicked out of their own homes. Society turns their back on these kids, and it’s really brutal.”
Watch the video above to see the entire interview with Arquette.