'God Friended Me' Casts 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Alum Peppermint In Groundbreaking Role As Transgender Pastor
Photo Credit: NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 19: Peppermint attends the 2nd Annual Queerty "Pride50" event at at Town Stages on June 19, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
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'God Friended Me' Casts 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Alum Peppermint In Groundbreaking Role As Transgender Pastor

RuPaul’s Drag Race alum and Broadway star Peppermint is joining CBS’s God Friended Me!

Peppermint will be a guest star for two episodes starting Oct. 6. with, “The Lady.” She will play Pastor Olivia, a transgender pastor who heads a congregation that embraces the LGBTQ community. Peppermint’s character comes into the show as Ali (Javicia Leslie) leaves her father’s (Joe Morton) Episcopal Church in Harlem.

“The Lady – As Miles wonders what the God Account has in store for him, he and Rakesh help Joy (Jessica Lu) with her new friend suggestion, Teddy (Bryan Greenberg), an aspiring self-help guru. Also, Cara follows a God Account-related lead in Paris, and Ali reveals to Arthur that she’s left Harlem Episcopal for a progressive LGBTQ-friendly congregation, on GOD FRIENDED ME, Sunday, Oct. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Scenes from the episode were filmed on location in Paris. Pictured: Peppermint as Pastor Olivia. Photo Credit: David Giesbrecht / 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved Photo: David Giesbrecht / 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.[/caption]

Photo Credit: David Giesbrecht / 2019 Warner Bros.
Photo credit: David Giesbrecht/Warner Bros.

“This role is proof that we’ve come so far,” Peppermint said to Entertainment Weekly. “A transgender pastor is not something you’d see being written or cast even five years ago. This season, they are raising the bar both in front and behind the camera. You ain’t ready, y’all!”

The second season of God Friended Me airs Sept. 29 at 8:30 p.m. ET after Sunday Night Football. Peppermint’s Oct. 6 arc airs at 8 p.m. ET.


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