Italian male movie star to change sex

Published: Nov 24, 2011, 09:15 IST | IANS |

Italian actor Giuseppe Schisano says he will soon change his sex and be called "Vittoria".

Italian actor Giuseppe Schisano says he will soon change his sex and be called "Vittoria".

"My soul is one of a woman. I feel more normal," the 30-year-old actor said.

"I couldn't eat or sleep. Just looking at myself in the mirror bothered me. Slowly I came out to my friends," he said.

A native of Naples, the actor is taking hormones and must undergo psychological therapy before his sex-change operation.

He says he is literally a woman trapped inside a man's body.

"When I went to the doctor to start the hormone therapy that precedes the operation, the doctor was surprised that I wasn't already taking the hormones. My levels showed that my female hormones were higher than my male ones," he said.

"In reality I always felt a strong feminine side that I hid for years."

In his latest film "Cane Pazzo" (or "Crazy Dog"), Schisano plays the role of a macho journalist obsessed by his research into a serial killer.

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