Pixar released a casting notice for its first transgender character
Pixar Animation Studios, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company best known for producing computer-animated films such as Toy Story, has released a casting notice for its first transgender character in an upcoming project.
The casting call seeks actresses twelve-seventeen years old who can play a character known as Jess, a fourteen-year-old transgender girl who is “compassionate, funny, and always has your back.” Pixar’s casting noticed did not provide further details on the upcoming project, such as a title nor synopsis.
People who seek to audition must be “enthusiastic, outgoing, funny, and energetic’ as well as feeling “comfortable acting in front of a microphone.” In fitting the role of Jess, one must “authentically portray a 14-year-old transgender girl.”
Last March, Disney/Pixar made history in releasing the animated children’s film “Onward”, which featured its first-ever openly gay character voiced by openly gay actress Lena Waithe.
Disney also made history for casting its first transgender actress, Patti Harrison, in the recent film “Raya” and the “Last Dragon.”