Calling all trans thespians!!!
Faking It is no stranger to creating unique LGBT characters with progressive yet mainstream storylines — but it’s just getting started!
Ahead of the season 2 finale, the MTV comedy announced it is launching a casting call for transgender youth to appear in the show’s third season!
Series showrunner Carter Covington said he wants to create more roles for trans actors, which means making Hester High more inclusive of the trans community! He explained:
“I would like to support the trans community and to represent the trans community more in the show. Unfortunately there’s a lack of trans actors and actresses in Hollywood just as there’s a lack of roles for them. I’m excited ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ I think it’s time to change that. We are trying to get trans actors and actresses on our radar so we can include them in telling their stories.”
AH-Mazing! We couldn’t agree more!
While Covington admits he doesn’t want the show to become an “after-school special,” he wants to show that the LGBT community is just like everyone else! He added:
“We deal with the same problems and the same insecurities. And I think that’s why Hester High is such a special place because we can tell stories that aren’t just coming out stories and disclosure stories. We can talk about relationships, friendships, and things that have nothing to do with someone’s sexuality or gender.”
Faking It is looking to cast transgender actors and actresses as well as gender non-conforming actors for both speaking and background roles.
Watch the video (below) with stars Rita Volk and Katie Stevens to find out how to submit an audition!
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