Pixar is looking for a young actress to be the voice of a teenage trans girl

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Pixar Animation Studios is looking for a young trans actress to portray a transgender girl in an upcoming project.

The character, Jess, is described as “compassionate, funny, and always has your back” in a one-sheet casting call put out by the studio.

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They are looking for a 12- to 17-year-old actress to fill the voiceover role and emphasize that they will need to “authentically portray a 14-year-old transgender girl.” It has been assumed that means the studio would prefer to cast a trans actress for the role.

The announcement ends with how to audition.

“If you know a child who fits the description and would like to audition for the role, her legal guardian should contact: [email protected]

The studio is one of the most diverse with several LGBTQ actors and characters throughout various projects.

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