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Judith Light on the Genius Behind Amazon Prime's Transparent

The award-winning drama returns for its second season on December 11. logo

One of the biggest surprise television hits of 2014 was Jill Soloway's Transparent, an Amazon Prime series that followed a fractured but loving Los Angeles family after they discovered that patriarch Mort, played by Jeffrey Tambor, is transgender. The illustrious cast also includes two-time Tony winner Judith Light as Mort's ex-wife, Shelley, alongside Gaby Hoffman, Jay Duplass, and Amy Landecker. With the second season about to hit the internet on December 11, TheaterMania sat down with Light, currently appearing on Broadway in Thérèse Raquin, to discuss the genius behind the show, its real-life inspirations, and what she and Tambor believe to hold its true importance.