Caitlyn Jenner has completed her role in season three of ‘Transparent,’ and we could not be more excited — so, who is she playing?
Since the news came out that Caitlyn Jenner would be starring on the Amazon hit show, Transparent, the details have been ketp very quiet — until now. Judith Light, who plays Shelly Pfefferman just revealed in a new interview some new details about the cameo. Plus, what was it like having her on set?
“She’s herself. It’s perfect. What could be more perfect?” Judith told ET about the role, which has already been completely filmed. “I’m not in that scene and I wasn’t there the day that she filmed, but what could be more perfect than having her as part of the show?” So, she’s playing Caitlyn — that is really perfect. Catch up on Transparent on Amazon for free here.
“She’s quite remarkable, I have to say. What you’re talking about is a level of courage and living one’s truth and that’s what this show embodies. That you see what it takes for a person to have suppress themselves for so long and then to say, ‘I can’t do this anymore. I cannot live like this,’” Judith said. “You root for someone to become their true self, to stand up in the face of everything, everybody, and your country, and your family, and your religion, and the law, and stand up and say, ‘This is who I am and I have to live my truth.’ I think we can all take a page out of that book, that kind of courage. It’s incredibly inspiring to me.”
Jay Duplass, who plays Josh Pfefferman, was on set that day and said it was insanely fun having her there. “People are nervous about how she shows up onTransparent,” he said. “All I can say is that once they see it, they’ll be really pleased because it makes a lot of sense the way that it happens.” He also revealed that it’s great that she’s on the show for another reason, too. “It’s like the Pfeffermans have evolved with the Jenners and the Kardashians. It’s been a weird symbiotic thing. Caitlyn has told us directly that watching Transparent with her family helped figure out the transition. They were able to watch together and to laugh and talk about the real stuff going on there.”
Are you excited about Caitlyn’s role?