Matrix Director Larry Wachowski now a she, He Morpheus-ed from man to woman. The Matrix” director formerly known as Larry Wachowski is now going by Lana after undergoing a sex-change operation, the first time a top film director has publicly switched genders.
“Hi, I’m Lana,” announced Wachowski, 47, in a movie promo in LA last week sporting a gray dress and fuchsia dreadlocks and speaking in a breathy German accent.
It’s unclear if the director’s sex change is complete, but Wachowski says she has been “transitioning” from male to female for years.
She embraced the new identity in a trailer for her new film, “Cloud Atlas,” and is credited under the name Lana Wachowski.
The movie, based on a sci-fi novel by British author David Mitchell, stars Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, who swap names and genders in the production.
Rumors about Wachowski’s sex life have circulated since 2002, when the director filed for divorce after being photographed in a notorious LA S&M club, The Dungeon.
The onetime carpenter then bought a $2.7 million mansion in San Francisco under the name Laurencia.