At Caitlyn Jenner‘s house, Transparent is must-see TV. In fact, Jenner often tunes in to Amazon’s hit drama with stepdaughter Kim Kardashian, Transparent‘s creator Jill Soloway tells Us Weekly. As Soloway explained to Us at Tuesday, June 3’s United Friends of the Children event in Beverly Hills, Transparent helped Kardashian, 34, come to terms with Jenner’s transition from Bruce Jenner to the woman the world now knows as Caitlyn.
“I actually had great conversations with Caitlyn and with Kim, awesome little moments where Kim told me that the family watched the show together. Caitlyn told me that she loved it,” Soloway said. Knowing Vanity Fair‘s July cover star, 65, is a fan of the series, Soloway has extended an open invitation for Jenner to visit the set, and appear in an episode if she’s interested. “I don’t know if she would even want to act, but we definitely want to incorporate the fact that she came out into this season,” the showrunner hinted. “Just to have that be part of a conversation somewhere in a scene, for sure.”
Soloway is grateful that Jenner is continuing the conversation about the transgender community. “She’s changing the world. She’s a hero,” Soloway told Us. As for that stunning “Call Me Caitlyn” Vanity Fair cover? “She looks like an angel,” the TV exec enthused.
Jenner plans to tell the story of her transition in an eight-part E! docuseries, I Am Cait, premiering in July. “I’m the new normal,” she says in a preview for the series released Wednesday, June 3. Soloway agrees with Jenner’s point of view, and she thanks the former Olympian for encouraging tolerance.
“Sometimes I trip on the fact that she’s the patriarch of the most famous family on the planet,” Soloway said of Jenner, who spent eight years costarring on Keeping Up With the Kardashians alongside ex Kris Jenner. “That means there is international presence of people recognizing that trans people are people too.”
A special audio commentary version of Transparent‘s first season is available now through Amazon Prime.