Eight-year-old Jackson Millarker will play Lily’s friend Tom in an episode of “Modern Family.” While guest characters are a regular occurrence, Millarker is the first openly transgender child to be on television, People Magazine reported.
The episode Millarker appears on is directed by Ryan Case, who shared a photo of herself and the young actor on Instagram.
“One of the many reasons I love being part of this show,” Case wrote in her caption.
According to NewNowNext, Millarker’s character and Lily will have a playdate, where misunderstandings ensue.
h/t People Magazine