Candis Cayne once bailed on a “Curb Your Enthusiasm” audition – find out why
A guest spot on the comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm would have been a big career boost for transgender actress Candis Cayne.
But Cayne, who has appeared in several episodes of I Am Cait, took herself out of the running once she saw the script.
‘The part was for a trans woman who had to go to the bathroom really bad and decided she was going to go in the men’s line because it was quicker,’ Cayne recalls in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
In front of the show’s creator and star Larry David, Cayne decided to gracefully bow out.
‘I said, “Thank you for writing a trans part, but I can’t audition because a trans woman wouldn’t do this. I have to honor my community,” and I walked out of the audition, exiting with, “But I love the show!”‘
Cayne says another trans actress, Alexander Billings, was also set to audition for the role and had the same reaction.
The scene never made it into any episode of Curb.
Roles in mainstream projects have been far and few between for Cayne since her breakthrough back in 2007 as William Baldwin’s mistress on the ABC drama Dirty Sexy Money.
So this was not an easy job possibility to walk away from.
‘You’re always fighting this because you want to work,’ she says, ‘but you also want to be honest.’