Caitlyn Jenner’s revelatory Vanity Fair cover instantly drew comparisons to Oscar-winner Jessica Lange.
The Daily Beast reached out to the “Blue Sky” and “Tootsie” star after her name trended on Twitter following Jenner’s first public appearance as a woman, which was met with overwhelmingly positive response in the transgender community and beyond.
Of course, when Lange was told she was trending, she didn’t actually know what it meant, according to TDB’s Kevin Fallon. (Incidentally, Jenner’s brand-spanking-new Twitter account smashed a social media record when it debuted on Monday too.)
After a quick explanation, the 66-year-old gave her stamp of approval, though she hadn’t actually seen the result of the former Olympian’s transformation in person.
“Oh really? That’s so wonderful. Well now I’m going to have to look for that picture,” she said.
But the “American Horror Story” maven wasn’t totally swept up by the comparisons.
“You see I don’t do any of this stuff, the Internet," she added. "So I have no clue when people use this terminology. I have to repeat it to understand.”
Still, she thought that the news she was being compared to the 65-year-old reality star was “an interesting bit of information.”
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