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Official Transcript: The Oprah Winfrey Interview, Page 3

Oprah Winfrey in New York City, February 5, 2019 (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Oprah Winfrey: Wait, wait. They said this to you?

Bugs Bunny: Well, no one said it outright, of course. I mean, this is Holly­wood, right, Oprah? We’re all supposed to be progressive and liberal and —

Oprah Winfrey: But you’re saying the studio executives knew you were trans?

Bugs Bunny: We didn’t have that word back then. But they knew something was . . . different about me. I mean, watch the footage. I’m in a dress, like, most of the time.

Oprah Winfrey: I guess what I’m trying to understand is, why now? Why the book, why the lawsuit?

Bugs Bunny: Oprah, it’s not

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