Caitlyn Jenner's Transparent role revealed
Since Transparent announced Caitlyn Jenner would be playing a part in the Amazon show’s next season, details about the celebrity’s role have been slowly but surely trickling in. We already know that the reality TV icon will be playing herself, but series creator Jill Solloway dished on the circumstances in a new interview with Variety.
“She plays the Pfefferman’s cousin,” Solloway initially joked before bursting into laughter. “That’s not true at all.”
So what’s the truth? “She’s in a dream sequence. Ali [Gaby Hoffmann’s character] has a kind of wild, nitrous-inspired, goddess-worshiping dream sequence,” she said. “And you can’t talk about the goddess without [feminist playwright-poet] Ntozake Shange and Caitlyn Jenner, who are both in the dream.”
Speaking to Jenner’s presence in the scene, Hoffman added, “She was great. She was a total natural. She was funny. She was great at improvising.”
Watch the interview below.
Soloway first announced Jenner’s involvement in Transparent during an interview at the GLAAD Media Awards in April. “We are all part of the same community,” she said at the time. “A lot of the trans women who work on our show are also in her show, I Am Cait. Lots of crossover. Lots of friends.”
However, I Am Cait was canceled by E! a couple months later. The network said in a statement that it was “incredibly proud” of the “groundbreaking docuseries that sparked an important and unprecedented global conversation about transgender people, their struggles and triumphs.”
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You can see Jenner on Transparent when its third season premieres on Amazon Sep. 23.