On the episode airing Friday (Mar. 9), transgender author Jenny Boylan plays a support group counselor helping Jeffrey Carlsons character through his transformation to a woman.
Boylan admits the role wasnt too much of a stretch mainly because producers wanted her to play herself.
She explains: They had a group of us sit in a circle and just talk about our experiences. Its the longest continuous scene in daytime television, and we all just got to explain who we are and that we arent freaks.
It was Boylans job to facilitate the group, and says some members were opening up about their experience for the first time.
Says Boylan: If it was any other group gay guys, lesbians, anyone no one would care, but because were transgender this is a historical event.
Boylan enjoyed her stint on the set, but her lips are sealed as to whether she becomes a series regular.
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