Caitlyn Jenner has landed her first appearing gig since transitioning in 2017.
Jenner, who will flip 71 on Wednesday, will co-star in “Duke of the Valley,” a scripted sitcom based on the memoirs of “Eight Is Sufficient” star Dick Van Patten, who died in 2015. The Wrap reported Monday that the present was created by Dick’s son, Vince Van Patten, and grandson, Duke Van Patten.
The sequence will doc the lives of individuals in an condominium constructing in California’s San Fernando Valley, with Duke taking part in himself as a struggling Hollywood actor. The Wrap reported that among the many condominium residents will probably be Heather, a “white trash” transgender fragrance salesperson performed by Jenner, who came out as trans in April 2015 to a lot media hype.
Jenner final acted — although taking part in herself — in a 2016 episode of the Amazon Prime sequence “Clear.” Pre-transition, she appeared in a lot of TV exhibits, together with “The Love Boat,” “Homicide, She Wrote” and “CHiPs,” in addition to the Village Individuals-centric 1980 movie “Can’t Cease the Music.” In 2018, she said she would love to broaden her appearing résumé with a flip as a cinematic comic-book villain.
“In a Marvel film, I wish to play the baddest-ass girl you’ve ever seen in your life,” Jenner advised Selection. “They bought the depraved queen or the depraved girl. Simply do the make-up and the outfit. And I bought the deep voice.”
In the meantime, Bravo host and bigwig Andy Cohen earlier this month shot down conjecture that Jenner and her rumored girlfriend, Sophia Hutchins, 24, may very well be becoming a member of “The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Even casting Jenner as only a “buddy of the Housewives” was a stretch, mentioned Cohen, including, “No, I simply don’t see it.”
Different actors signed on for the Van Patten challenge embody Thai Fong as Heather’s roommate, Fong, and “The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum Eileen Davidson — who’s married to Vince Van Patten and Duke’s stepmom in actual life — as a washed-up actress.
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