Acclaimed Amazon series "Transparent" is adding a famous face to its cast: Caitlyn Jenner will appear in the upcoming third season of the show.
"Transparent" creator Jill Soloway confirmed Jenner's casting in an interview with The Associated Press, telling the news service that it was "a dream come true" to welcome the former Olympian and current "I Am Cait" star to the fold. Soloway declined to provide specific details about Jenner's role, including how many episodes she'll appear in, though it seems that she is playing a fictional character, and not herself.
Jenner became a prominent face of the transgender community when she came out as a woman in an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer last year. She then launched her E! reality show, "I Am Cait," to bring awareness to her personal transition journey, as well as highlight important issues within the transgender community. The series won a GLAAD Media Award this weekend, tying for best reality series, and "Transparent" picked up the statuette for best comedy series. "Transparent" follows the life of sixtysomething Maura Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor), who comes out as transgender to her family.
"We are all part of the same community. A lot of the transwomen who work on our show are also in her show, 'I am Cait,'" Soloway told the AP of getting Jenner to agree to appear on the series. "Lots of crossover. Lots of friends."
Jenner will begin filming her scenes for the show sometime this week. Season three of "Transparent" does not have a release date yet, but is due out sometime later this year.
[via: The Associated Press]
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