Saturday 29 April 2017

Jessica Lange: Caitlyn Jenner comparisons are wonderful

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Jessica Lange thinks it’s “wonderful” her looks are being compared to Caitlyn Jenner’s.

Formerly known as Bruce Jenner, the 65-year-old Olympic gold medalist debuted made his public debut as a woman Monday on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.

Actress Jessica Lange arrives at the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, California May 31, 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Actress Jessica Lange arrives at the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, California May 31, 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
The cover of Vanity Fair
Bruce Jenner debuts as a transgender woman named Caitlyn on the cover of Vanity Fair in a photo taken by Annie Leibovitz (Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair/AP)

Twitter went wild with comparisons of Caitlyn’s looks, noting she resembles Hollywood legend Jessica.

And the 66-year-old former American Horror Story actress is thrilled by fans’ observations.

Nominated for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture made for TV, American Horror Story.
Nominated for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture made for TV, American Horror Story.

“Oh really?” she told The Daily Beast after being informed of the Twitter trend. “That’s so wonderful. Well now I’m going to have to look for that picture.”

However, Jessica made it clear she didn’t really understand what trending on Twitter actually means.

The iconic Big Fish thespian, who’s won two Oscars and has received 117 nominations in her career from various awards shows, simply doesn’t engage with social media.

“Trending on Twitter because Caitlyn Jenner on the cover—you see I don’t do any of this stuff, the Internet,” she noted. “So I have no clue when people use this terminology. I have to repeat it to understand.”

Actress Jessica Lange arrives at ELLE's 21st Annual Women In Hollywood at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Actress Jessica Lange arrives at ELLE's 21st Annual Women In Hollywood at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Meanwhile Caitlyn’s transgender story remains one of the biggest headlines of the year and it has even broken Twitter records.

Caitlyn Jenner sent out her first tweet on Monday and received 1 million followers on the micro-blogging site within just four hours of the message’s publication. President of the United States Barack Obama previously held the Guinness World Record for generating the most new followers in the least amount of time, but the politician’s milestone has been trumped, as Caitlyn now holds this title.

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