'Modern Family' Casts Transgender Child Actor
Transgender child actor Jackson Millarker, will now be part of the 'Modern Family' cast. He will play the friend of Lily. Millarker will make his debut tomorrow on the episode called "A Stereotypical Day."
Here is the studio's synopsis of the episode's plot:
"Cam and Mitchell have always felt they were the most open, non-judgmental and supportive parents. However, when they overhear Lily insulting her new friend, they have to take a quick look in the mirror before they teach her a lesson about acceptance."
Transgender representation in film and television has been a hot topic lately, with various film roles going to cisgender actors and actress. At the Emmy's last week Jeffery Tambor brought things to a boiling point by saying, "Please give transgender talent a chance. Give them auditions. Give them their story... I would be happy if I were the last cisgender male to play a transgender female."
It's well past time for transgender actors like Jackson Millarker to have their time in the spotlight. Congrats Jackson Millarker, do us proud.