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Ally Sheedy, 59, says she has learned a lot from the journey made by her trans son Beckett, 27


Ally Sheedy says it has been educational watching her child’s trans journey. 

And the 59-year-old movie star added things could not be going better with Beckett Lansbury, 27, whom she shares with her ex-husband, 60-year-old actor David Lansbury, who is the nephew of Angela Lansbury.

‘I’ve learned a lot,’ the 1980s icon told People this week. ‘Beck doesn’t hide anything.’

The St Elmo’s Fire star also said: ‘And I feel very comfortable talking to anyone whose kid is just beginning the process of transition. Parents need to educate themselves.’ 

Ally Sheedy says it has been educational watching her son's trans journey. And the movie star added things could not be going better with Beckett Lansbury, 27; seen in a press image for her new show Single Drunk Female

Ally Sheedy says it has been educational watching her son’s trans journey. And the movie star added things could not be going better with Beckett Lansbury, 27; seen in a press image for her new show Single Drunk Female

Learning: 'I've learned a lot,' the 80s icon told People this week. 'Beck doesn't hide anything.' The St Elmo's Fire star also said: 'And I feel very comfortable talking to anyone whose kid is just beginning the process of transition. Parents need to educate themselves'

As Becky: Seen here in 2008 before the transition when Ally's child was Rebecca

Learning: On the left Ally is with son Beckett. And on the right, her child as Rebecca in 2008

The New York native says she feels for parents who are at first worried when their child wants to transition. 

‘It’s natural to have fears about your kids, no matter what,’ she added.

‘But in this case, Beck is in a really great place in his life. I give him the room to run, and I just really try to just watch.’ 

In fact, she said that things are going better than ever with Beckett who works as a teacher. 

‘This is a good phase right now,’ said the Breakfast Club actress. ‘He’s very independent. But I like it when I can help him with something, whether it’s advice or he needs a new mattress!’ 

The High Art star shared: ‘I want him to be able to do what he wants to do with his life and have the freedom to make his own choices and surround himself with a loving, supportive community.’

From Beckett: Beckett told Parents magazine, 'So much in our society is telling every fiber of trans kids' being that what they are is not right and is not true'

From Beckett: Beckett told Parents magazine, ‘So much in our society is telling every fiber of trans kids’ being that what they are is not right and is not true’

The family: From left, Ally Sheedy, daughter Rebecca Lansbury and girlfriend Morgan Sullivan attend the Kiehl's New York City Gay Pride Party at Kiehl's Flagship Store in 2012

The family: From left, Ally Sheedy, daughter Rebecca Lansbury and girlfriend Morgan Sullivan attend the Kiehl’s New York City Gay Pride Party at Kiehl’s Flagship Store in 2012

The dad: She shares her son with her ex-husband, actor David Lansbury; seen in 1999. They were wed from 1992 until 2009

The dad: She shares her son with her ex-husband, actor David Lansbury; seen in 1999. They were wed from 1992 until 2009

She also said: ‘So far, he’s been able to do that.’ 

‘It’s such an empowering and beautiful thing to be able to stand with your kids in the face of all that and hold true and support them.’

Beckett told Parents magazine, ‘So much in our society is telling every fiber of trans kids’ being that what they are is not right and is not true.’ 

In 2010 Rebecca came out as a lesbian and in 2015 she transitioned to Beckett.  

Ally also talked about her new acting role.

Sheedy stars on Single Drunk Female as a single mom to her newly sober daughter, played by Sofia Black D’Elia.

Massive: But her biggest fame came in the 80s as she joined the Brat Pack group of actors in the films The Breakfast Club: Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald in 1985

Massive: But her biggest fame came in the 80s as she joined the Brat Pack group of actors in the films The Breakfast Club: Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald in 1985

‘It’s a complicated character,’ says Sheedy. ‘But I love Sofia so much. We had a lot of fun together.’

Black-D’Elia, 30, noted: ‘Ally is the best scene partner, friend and mentor a gal could ask for. Our relationship, on-screen and off, has been the highlight of this gig for me.’

Single Drunk Female airs Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET on Freeform. 

Ally – born Alexandra Elizabeth Sheedy – saw her film debut in 1983’s Bad Boys.

But her biggest fame came in the 80s as she joined the Brat Pack group of actors in the films The Breakfast Club – which starred Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez and Anthony Michael Hall.

And she was also in St. Elmo’s Fire with Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Mare Winningham, Judd Nelson and Andrew McCarthy. 

She also acted in WarGames and Short Circuit. 

The kids are all right: Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Mare Winningham, Judd Nelson, Sheedy, Andrew McCarthy in St Elmo's Fire - 1985

The kids are all right: Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Mare Winningham, Judd Nelson, Sheedy, Andrew McCarthy in St Elmo’s Fire – 1985

The gals: from left, Ally, Demi and Mare in the seminal film about kids just out of college

The gals: from left, Ally, Demi and Mare in the seminal film about kids just out of college



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