Jessica Lange on Lookalike Caitlyn Jenner: ‘That’s So Wonderful’

The Academy-Award winning actress had no idea she was trending on Twitter following the former Olympian’s big reveal — or even what “trending” means

Last Updated: June 3, 2015 @ 2:21 PM

Immediately following Caitlyn Jenner’s big reveal on the cover of Vanity Fair, people began making comparisons to her lookalikes in Hollywood.

The verdict was swift: Caitlyn, the Internet mob has decided, is a doppelganger for Academy-Award winner Jessica Lange.

Speaking to Lange over the phone, The Daily Beast broke the news to the Academy-Award winning actress that she was trending on Twitter. Her response: “What does that mean?”

Apparently, Lange had no idea what “trending” meant. After The Daily Beast writer gave her a quick lesson in “Twitter 101,” explaining “this was a good comparison, as the overwhelming response is how beautiful Jenner looks on the cover,” Lange simply responded: “Oh really?” That’s so wonderful. Well now I’m going to have to look for that picture.”

Social media burned up on Monday with responses to the Annie Leibovitz shoot — and Jenner’s resemblance to Lange.

“Plot twist: Caitlyn is Jessica,” one Twitter fan wrote. Another congratulated Jenner for her “transition into Lange,” adding, “Seriously, congrats. You look fantastic.”

Lange was not the only star to be regarded as a lookalike for Jenner. Some on social media cited Geena Davis, Rene Russo and Lana Del Rey.

Celebrities and famous fans have also been offering their support on social media. Anna Kendrick, Maria Shriver, Sam Smith and Ellen DeGeneres all voiced their approval Monday, shortly after Jenner’s glossy debut.

GLAAD, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media advocacy group, released a statement Monday praising Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover.

“By sharing her journey with the world, Caitlyn Jenner is accelerating acceptance of transgender people everywhere and reminds us all how important it is to live as your most authentic self,” GLAAD president & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said.

Within hours, Caitlyn Jenner’s new Twitter handle shattered President Barack Obama’s Twitter record for reaching 1 million followers fastest.