Pardo went to Victoria’s Secret and bought a bra, went to Lane Bryant and bought clothing and had his sister do his makeup. Pardo auditioned for the role of slain transgender teen Gwen Araujo, he first embarked on a physical transformation.When Guerrero comes to pick up Eddie and discovers he is wearing makeup, she scolds him firmly to “Go wash that makeup off your face! ” The real-life Guerrero said the period between Eddie’s transformation to Gwen and the killing was not easy.Guerrero had trouble accepting that Gwen was living as a girl, and when she did accept it, she faced criticism from her traditional Latino family and community members.In the final scene, as he re-enacted the moments leading up to Araujo’s homicide, it all came together.“I really realized the significance of this movie as we were doing the final scene.“I always tell people, it’s not about what (Gwen) did about who she was, but how others dealt with it.
“We’ve gotten a few hundred posts, which is high given the movie hasn’t aired yet, but not very surprising given the emotional subject matter and the high-profile nature of the case,” she said. “So many things were going through my mind when I met her. I can’t imagine what this must have been like for Sylvia, for Gwen, the kids.
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“I wanted to dress up and walk around to see people’s reactions,” Pardo said.
When he found out that he had gotten the part, Pardo began to research the life of the real Araujo and the lives of transgender people.