Guam's Rain Valdez featured in Friday's 'Law & Order: SVU' episode
Make sure you tune in to tonight's episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC TV8 at 8 p.m.
The episode entitled "A Better Person" features Guam's Rain Valdez. The episode has the SVU team hunting a serial predator who is targeting transgender people. Valdez, who is transgender, said while she has turned down such roles in the past, she had to say yes to this because it's a story about survival.
"It's really important to be having these conversations as my community and I are the biggest target in the political landscape," she said. "I really appreciate the delicate direction in which the writers decided to go on."
The Emmy-nominated actress notes that aside from the trauma, it's a beautiful episode with a great cast that navigates how to be an ally and how to protect trans people.
She's currently working on a movie she wrote based on growing up on Guam.