I Am Goddess: Caitlyn Jenner joins ‘Transparent’ dream team

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Don’t feel bad for transgender reality star and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner, whose I Am Cait show was canceled this summer. Not only does she still reside above the clouds on a Malibu mountaintop, not only is she still a part of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians crew on E!, but now we have new details of her upcoming appearance on season 3 of Amazon’s Transparent. 

At a Variety panel at the Toronto Film Fest on Saturday, showrunner Jill Soloway revealed that Jenner will appear in a dream sequence in one episode, dashing speculation she might have a recurring role as a transgender woman. Soloway said she appeared as a vision to actress Gaby Hoffmann’s character of Ali, one of Maura Pfeffermann’s daughters.

“She’s in a dream sequence. Ali has a kind of wild, nitrous-inspired goddess-worshiping dream sequence,” said Soloway. “And you can’t talk about the goddess without Ntozake Shange and Caitlyn Jenner who are both in the dream.”

Shange is perhaps best known for her 1975 play, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf.” The feminist playwright and poet often writes about race and gender.

When she was asked what it was like working with Jenner, Hoffmann said, “She was great. She was a total natural. She was funny. She was great at improvising.”

Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG winner Jeffrey Tambor also praised Jenner. “She floats all boats,” by publicly transitioning and blazing a trail. “Everybody is better for this in the community because of her authentic decision and her courageous decision.”

Transparent Season 3 is available Sept. 23 on Amazon Prime.

Watch Variety’s panel below:

 

 

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