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My chat with the great Cherry Jones

It was so great to talk to Cherry Jones at the recent party celebrating season two of Transparent.

The two-time Tony winner who won an Emmy for her role on 24 is making a return to television on the Amazon series which will have its second season premiere on December 11.

‘I thought I was gonna die when I got the call,’ she says. ‘When I saw that first season all I could think was, “Why can’t I be on a show like that? Why can’t I be on that show?” I lost my mind for it when I saw the first season.’

Jones is vague about her role saying only that her character is introduced into the action through the character of Ali Pfefferman played by Gaby Hoffman.

Ali is one of three adult children of Maura Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor) who comes out as a transgender female at the age of 70.

The show won five Emmys in September including wins for Tambor and series creator Jill Soloway for directing.

‘The first week I worked on the show was the week they got the 11 Emmy nominations,’ says Jones. ‘I was at the table for the read-through the day they got the news. So the whole place went crazy and music was blasting and everyone was dancing. Everyone on that show doesn’t want to do anything else ever again – at least at this point.

‘To be let into that kind of energy and something with value and worth in society is wonderful.’

She will appear in six episodes of Transparent.

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