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Pixar Is Casting a Trans Actress for an 'Authentic' Upcoming Character

Pixar Is Casting a Trans Actress for an 'Authentic' Upcoming Character

Jess will be Pixar's first transgender character, and they're looking to cast her appropriately.

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Pixar is looking for a transgender actress for an upcoming project!

A casting notice posted earlier this week from the animated studio has revealed an exciting new character, though not much else is know about the project she'll appear in.

"The character, Jess, is a 14-year-old transgender girl," the casting notice reads. "She's compassionate, funny, and always has you back."

Pixar is looking for 12-17 years old actresses who are "enthusiastic, outgoing, funny, and energetic," comfortable acting in front of a microphone, and can "authentically portray a 14-year-old transgender girl."

San Francisco-based organization Trans March confirmed the news with Pixar's casting director and shared it on Twitter. 

Jess will be Pixar's first explicitly transgender character ever, and we're glad the company is choosing to give her accurate representation through casting!

If you are or know someone who'd be right for the role, contact [email protected].

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!