Yes, girl, yesss!!!!!!
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It's about time!
On Tuesday, word broke out that transgender actress Jen Richards has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming fifth season of Nashville on CMT!
Richards will play Allyson Del Lago, a physical therapist who assists one of the series regulars. This is CMT's first transgender character, and the first time they will feature an openly transgender actor.
If you think you've seen the actress/writer/producer before, you have! Not only did she appear on Caitlyn Jenner's now-cancelled reality TV show I Am Cait, she made headlines when she criticized Mark Ruffalo's film Anything for having a cisgender actor (Matt Bomer) play someone trans.
Season five of Nashville begins January 5.
We are so proud of Jen, and we can't wait to see more trans visibility on television!
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Mark Ruffalo has ruffled a lot of feathers over his new film Anything.
The Thor: Ragnarok star got major heat surrounding Matt Bomer's casting as a transgender sex worker in the upcoming drama.
Ruffalo, who is executive producing and starring in the film, addressed the backlash over the American Horror Story star's involvement, letting the trans community know he was "glad" the conversation is happening.
On Wednesday, he shared on Twitter:
About a month ago, we were given the first teaser image for the upcoming season of one of our favorite spooky shows, and yesterday's teasers pretty much confirmed that we're getting a farmhouse setting — but what about Lady GaGa?!
Ch-ch-check out the chilling new teaser for the upcoming season (below) and let us know if you're as stoked for more Horror Story as we are!
Oh, the horror!!!
While we knew Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, and Hotel long before their usual October premieres, all we really knew about the 2016 anthology installment was that it had something to do with children… until now, that is.
That's because we were FINALLY treated to new AHS teasers on Wednesday, and they basically solidify that Evan Peters, Denis O'Hare, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Finn Wittrock, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer, Lady GaGa, Cheyenne Jackson, and Leslie Jordan will be busy trying to survive a farmhouse of some kind this September!
We're getting a very Children of the Corn-meets-Texas Chainsaw Massacre vibe here… and we're very into the idea of the FX series getting back to its horror roots!
Ch-ch-check out all three teasers for AHS:6 before it premieres Wednesday, September 14 at 10 p.m. EST on FX (below)!!!
We'd be out of our comfort zones, too!
Every season, American Horror Story ups the ante with crazier characters, stories, and deaths — so, it's safe to say not every scene was a walk in the park for the super talented cast!
Over the weekend, we caught up with some of the cast of ASH: Hotel at PaleyFest and got them to talk about the biggest challenges they faced while filming the FX horror anthology!
Denis O'Hare revealed that when stepping into the role of transgender bartender Liz, embracing his feminine side was harder than he anticipated it would be!
Ch-ch-check out the revealing clip (above) to hear what the leading men had to say!