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Transparent Star Jeffrey Tambor Calls Cailtyn Jenner's Transition a 'Big Jump Forward'

Transparent Star Jeffrey Tambor Calls Cailtyn Jenner's Transition a 'Big Jump Forward'

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Tambor won a Critics' Choice Award last night for his portrayal of a transgender woman

Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor is opening up about the attention that Caitlyn Jenner has brought to the transgender community. Tambor plays a transgender woman, Maura Pfefferman, who comes out in her late 60s in the hit Amazon series.

Tambor, 70, won best actor in a comedy series at the Critics' Choice Television Awards in L.A. for his performance. After the award show, Tambor spoke about Jenner's transition.

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"The Bruce Jenner interview [with Diane Sawyer] was beautifully and so authentically and so gorgeously," said Tambor. "It's a big jump forward. It's huge."

Today, Jenner's cover for Vanity Fair was released, her first as a woman.

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Jenner opened about about plans to start living life as a woman during a 20/20 interview with Sawyer in April. The program was watched by more than 20 million people.

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Last Week Transparent creator Jill Soloway told People that Jenner and her family have seen the Amazon hit show.

"I met Kim Kardashian," Soloway said, "and she told me that they all watched it and loved it."

Tambor continued to praise Jenner for coming out as transgender.

"Any light will do," Tambor said. "Light on the subject. Light, and love, and warmth really, and that's what's happening."

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