In April, it was confirmed that Caitlyn Jenner was joining the cast of Transparent.
Amazon’s award-winning drama about a household patriarch who comes out as a transgender girl, in a guest-starring position.
Creator Jill Soloway initial uncovered the news to the Associated Press ahead of the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, California. Whilst Soloway did not share any information at the time, Judith Light.
who plays Shelly Pfefferman, tells ET Jenner will not be enjoying a new character. “She's herself,” Light says of Jenner’s portion in season three, which has already finished filming. “It's best. What could be a lot more perfect?
I am not in that scene and I wasn't there the day that she filmed, but what could be a lot more perfect than obtaining her as element of the display?” “It was exciting to have her on set,” Jay Duplass. who plays son Josh Pfefferman, says while assuring fans that Jenner’s been appropriately worked into the fabric of the series. “People are nervous about how she shows up on Transparent. All I can say is that as soon as they see it, they'll be actually pleased simply because it tends to make a whole lot of sense the way that it takes place.”
While Light did not perform with Jenner on the series, she had practically nothing but praise for the former Olympian. “She's fairly exceptional, I have to say,” Light says. “What you're talking about is a degree of courage and residing one's truth and which is what this show embodies. That you see what it will take for a person to have suppress themselves for so long and then to say, ‘I can not do this anymore. I can't reside like this.’ You root for an individual to turn into their correct self, to stand up in the encounter of every little thing, everyone, and your country, and your family members, and your religion, and the law, and stand up and say, ‘This is who I am and I have to live my reality.’
I feel we can all consider a web page out of that book, that kind of courage. It truly is amazingly inspiring to me.” Duplass also opened up about the affect the series has had on Jenner’s family and the parellels they experienced. “It's like the Pfeffermans have evolved with the Jenners and the Kardashians,” he says. “It's been a weird symbiotic factor.
Caitlyn has told us straight that viewing Transparent with her household aided figure out the transition.
They were ready to observe collectively and to laugh and talk about the actual things going on there.” Jenner’s part on the series comes following months of media speculation about no matter whether she might join Transparent. even prompting star Jeffrey Tambor.
who plays Maura Pfefferman, to shut down the concept altogether. "I don't believe that's our present, no," Tambor explained at the time. incorporating that Jenner was often welcome to the set: “I think she will usually be in Maura’s head. She can come to craft service anytime. I will stroll her about and give her finger sandwiches.”