Blyss, the creator of the popular late-night TV series “Midwife,” said he’s never felt uncomfortable being called a man or a woman in his career.
“I always feel like I’m a woman who does the best work I can,” said Blyss.
I’m not one of those people.””
So if people are talking about ‘You know, it’s about time we changed our name to Midwives’ and ‘I’m not a man,’ you know what I’m saying?
I’m not one of those people.”
Blyss said his role as a “bros,” a term coined by actor Kevin Bacon, also helps people to recognize him as a female.
“It’s actually an incredible compliment to people that are like, ‘Oh, I know you’re a woman,'” he said.
“It’s a nice thing to see because they know I’m just a dude, and they don’t know I’ve got a woman’s name on me.”
The Midwife series, which aired from 1997 to 2004, was nominated for five Emmys and earned Blyss his first Emmy nomination, in 2007.
The show also won a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
The show’s success led to Blyss working on other shows, such as “Lethal Weapon,” “The Mindy Project,” “American Crime,” and “Cougar Town,” among others.
He also starred in the hit CBS comedy series “Modern Family.”
Blyss said he wanted to continue to explore women, and so he took the role of a midwife.
“You’re not a mom, you’re not an aunt, you don´t know who you are.
And so you’re really a woman.
And you just kind of come to work every day and you’re like, well, I just don’t see myself as a dad anymore,” he said, laughing.
“I don’t think it’s that hard to do.
I think it takes a lot of practice.”