This Wednesday’s episode of “Modern Family” will feature an openly-transgender eight-year-old actor.
On tomorrow night’s show, parents Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) allow their daughter Lily to invite her transgender friend Tom over for a play date. When Lily insults her friend, however, the kids’ parents use the incident to teach a lesson.
Tom will be played by transgender child actor Jackson Millarker. The episode’s director, Ryan Case, shared a photo with the young actor on Instagram: “This is Jackson Millarker. He’s eight-years-old, from Atlanta, and just happens to be transgender. He plays Lily’s friend Tom in this week’s Modern Family and he’s wonderful. One of the many reasons I love being a part of this show.”
The episode, “A Stereotypical Day”, air at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.