The cast of Amazon comedy-drama series “Transparent” may want Caitlyn Jenner to guest star on the award-winning show. “Transparent” is a series that revolves around a family’s discovery that their father, played by Jeffrey Tambor, is transitioning into a woman.
Actress Gaby Hoffman, 32, Jay Duplass, 42, and more from “Transparent” cast members talked about Caitlyn’s “Vanity Fair” cover during the show’s For Your Consideration event at the West Hollywood’s Directors Guild of America Theater on Monday. Star Melora Hardin even wants Caitlyn to appear in the drama.
The "Transparent" cast member gushed about Caitlyn's Vanity Fair cover. "Oh god, she's incredible," told Us on Monday, adding that she should guest star on the show. "We should, we should try.” She also called the photos “gorgeous.”
The other cast members from "Transparent" chimed in with support. "I saw the photos and my thoughts were that she looks gorgeous and so, so, so, so happy, which is why she looks so gorgeous, and I just felt so happy for her and I find the whole thing incredibly moving," Hoffman said.
Tambor, 70, plays Maura Pfefferman, a father of three who is transitioning into a woman. The series won a Golden Globe for Best Television Series Comedy in January.
"I hope that Caitlyn's coming out, that Caitlyn's transition into becoming who she wants to be, will elicit compassion and understanding and generosity in everybody's hearts and minds, which I think is the point of everything we're doing and what everyone needs to do for the world to become the better place it should be,” Hoffman added. She plays Alexandra, the youngest of the Pfefferman children.
"My reaction to the photos today was that she looked gorgeous," Duplass, who plays the middle Pfefferman sibling, explained. "Just in general, excitement that she was able to…be more authentic to who she is. That's what our show is about and in some small way that's what we're accomplishing in the world and helping that come along."
Bradley Whitford, who plays cross-dresser Marcy in the series, also called Caitlyn “spectacular” and “striking,” adding she had “grace under pressure.”
Caitlyn underwent 10 hours of facial surgery to make her transition, according to Vanity Fair on Monday. She denied she her transition was a publicity stunt, something she felt many people were thinking.
“‘Oh, she’s doing a stupid reality show. She’s doing it for the money. She’s doing this, she’s doing that.’ I’m not doing it for money. I’m doing it to help my soul and help other people," Caitlyn told the magazine. "If I can make a dollar, I certainly am not stupid. [I have] house payments and all that kind of stuff. I will never make an excuse for something like that. Yeah, this is a business."