Popular South African soapie, 7de Laan has cast its first ever transgender actor.
According to TshisaLIVE, Deonay Balie – a primary school teacher who has now become an actress landed a role on the Afrikaans soapie after they got hold of her via Facebook.
"I'm in my 3rd year education studies at Unisa and I have been teaching at this school while I am studying. 7de Laan contacted me via Facebook to audition for the role and within an hour I got a call that I got the part," Balie told TshisaLIVE.
In the soapie, Balie plays Genevieve Du Preez – who made her first appearance this past Tuesday.
TshisaLIVE adds that the character of Genevieve comes into the story to take part in a beauty pageant.