Caitlyn Jenner’s Role on This Season of ‘Transparent’ Has Been Revealed
We finally know who she will be playing!
Since the news came out that Caitlyn Jenner was joining the cast of Transparent, the details have been kept secret — until now that is. Judith Light, who plays Shelly Pfefferman on the hit Amazon show, told Entertainment Tonight that the former Olympian will not be playing a new character.
“She’s herself,” the actress revealed, now that season three has wrapped up filming. “It’s perfect. What could be more perfect? 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?”
“It was fun to have her on set,” actor Jay Duplass said about working with Jenner. “People are nervous about how she shows up on Transparent. 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.”
Duplass also admits that the characters on the show have evolved with the Jenners and the Kardashians. “It’s been a weird symbiotic thing,” he said. “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.”
Transparent Season 3 is scheduled to debut this fall.