Chaz Bono To Mentor Transgender Teen On 'Degrassi'
Chaz Bono is making an appearance on hit Canadian teen drama "Degrassi." Bono traveled to Toronto this week for what he called "a little acting job," and he has now revealed he'll star in an upcoming episode of the 12th season.
He wrote on Twitter, "I can finally say the reason I'm in Toronto is to film an episode of Degrassi."
Bono will play a talent show judge on the program and offers support and advice to the show's transgender teen character, Adam.
Cher's son says the project was of great personal importance to him. "There are a lot of trans kids and teens and to have representation of themselves really means a lot. At that age there wasn't anything (for me). I didn't know about transgender people or that there was a possibility to transition or anything. And it made it really difficult to figure out what was going on with me," he told NationalPost.com.
It will be Bono's first acting gig since beginning the process of gender reassignment surgery in 2008, when he was legally a woman known as Chastity.
The former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant, 43, previously appeared in 1994 drama "Bar Girls" and 2004 comedy "Fronterz," while he also featured as a kid on "The Sonny and Cher Show" with his parents.