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Did You Catch Willam In “When We Rise”?

The "Drag Race" alum popped up in last night's episode of the epic miniseries.

Dustin Lance Black’s ABC miniseries When We Rise is filled to the brim with famous faces chronicling decades of LGBT history, and last night’s episode focusing on the ’90s featured a cameo from Willam Belli.

The out-of-drag queen played Jason, an angry ACT UP activist who rallied against the AIDS Quilt, in Thursday’s installment of the eight-part series.

Willam posted a set photo with Guy Pearce, who plays gay activist Cleve Jones in the project, and shared that he learned a few behind-the-scenes secrets from the star’s cult classic, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Despite an all-star cast and the vital need for these LGBT stories to be told, When We Rise is falling in the ratings.

Variety reports that the miniseries lost almost 1 million viewers from its premiere, garnering an audience of 2.05 million on Wednesday night with a 0.6 demo rating.

Watch the final installment of When We Rise Friday night at 9pm on ABC.

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