Slowly building a line-up inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community is Disney’s Pixar, which is currently looking for a voice actor for its first-ever transgender character, as an image of a casting call flyer revealed!
— Pixar Post (@ThePixarPost) April 22, 2021
In the flyer, posted to Twitter, the casting call reads, ‘Pixar is casting a youth voice-over role for an upcoming animated project. The character, Jess, is a 14-year-old transgender girl. She’s compassionate, funny, and always has your back.’
‘We’re looking for actresses 12 to 17 years old.’, they added. Additional requirements for the role include those who ‘are enthusiastic, outgoing, funny and energetic,’ as well as ‘feel comfortable acting in front of a microphone’!
However, Disney and Pixar are yet to confirm for which movie the new trans role would be featured in, although some are speculating it to be Turning Red, which is set to debut in 2022.
Make sure to stay tuned as we learn more!