‘Nashville’ Just Cast Their First Trans Actor

2016-09-14 01:38:16Z
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We are still stoked about the news that 'Nashville' will be returning for a new season and today they have announced a groundbreaking casting development!

CMT revealed that transgender actress Jen Richards is set to join the show in a recurring role for its fifth season.


Jen will play the character of Allyson Del Lago, who has been described by CMT as "a tough but understanding physical therapist who helps a series regular through one of their most difficult challenges."

This is massive news for CMT as Richards is the first transgender character and openly trans actor to appear on the network.


Richards is also an Emmy-nominated writer, producer, and trans advocate. She even appeared in Caitlyn Jenner's E! docu-series I Am Cait.


Image Credit: ABC, CMT

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