The hit comedy series Modern family continues to break down barriers by casting a transgender child actor for a transgender role in their 8th season.
In this week’s episode, Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell’s (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) daughter Lily has a transgender friend named Lily over the house for a play date. According to a report by Logo’s NewNowNext, 8-year-old actor Jackson Millarker will play the role of Lily’s new friend Tom.
According to the synopsis, Cam and Mitchell are proud that they raised such an open minded and accepting daughter, however their pride quickly diminishes when Lily insults her friend, which they use as a teachable moment.
In the eight years of its existence, Modern Family has been considered one of the most groundbreaking television shows of our time. The series offers an honest and often-hilarious perspective of family life from the straight, gay, multicultural and traditional perspectives.
The episode titled “A Stereotypical Day” airs this Wednesday at 9/8c on ABC.