Caitlyn Jenner sets acting return in Dick Van Patten sitcom

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    Caitlyn Jenner sets acting return in Dick Van Patten sitcom
    Caitlyn Jenner sets acting return in Dick Van Patten sitcom

    Caitlyn Jenner units performing return in Dick Van Patten sitcom

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    Caitlyn Jenner has landed her first performing gig since transitioning in 2017.

    Jenner, who will flip 71 on Wednesday, will co-star in “Duke of the Valley,” a scripted sitcom based mostly on the memoirs of “Eight Is Sufficient” star Dick Van Patten, who died in 2015. The Wrap reported Monday that the present was created by Dick’s son, Vince Van Patten, and grandson, Duke Van Patten.

    The collection will doc the lives of individuals in an residence constructing in California’s San Fernando Valley, with Duke enjoying himself as a struggling Hollywood actor. The Wrap reported that among the many residence residents can be Heather, a “white trash” transgender fragrance salesperson performed by Jenner, who got here out as trans in April 2015 to a lot media hype.

    Jenner final acted — although enjoying herself — in a 2016 episode of the Amazon Prime collection “Clear.” Pre-transition, she appeared in numerous TV reveals, together with “The Love Boat,” “Homicide, She Wrote” and “CHiPs,” in addition to the Village Folks-centric 1980 movie “Can’t Cease the Music.” In 2018, she stated she would like to develop her performing résumé with a flip as a cinematic comic-book villain.

    “In a Marvel film, I wish to play the baddest-ass woman you’ve ever seen in your life,” Jenner informed Selection. “They obtained the depraved queen or the depraved woman. Simply do the make-up and the outfit. And I obtained the deep voice.”

    In the meantime, Bravo host and bigwig Andy Cohen earlier this month shot down conjecture that Jenner and her rumored girlfriend, Sophia Hutchins, 24, may very well be becoming a member of “The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Even casting Jenner as only a “pal of the Housewives” was a stretch, stated Cohen, including, “No, I simply don’t see it.”

    Different actors signed on for the Van Patten undertaking embody Thai Fong as Heather’s roommate, Fong, and “The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum Eileen Davidson — who’s married to Vince Van Patten and Duke’s stepmom in actual life — as a washed-up actress.

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