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Mistresses Love Triangle Alert? Transgender Actor Ian Harvie Books Arc

From Transparent to… transitional design?

Transgender actor and comic Ian Harvie has booked a multi-episode arc on Season 4 of Mistresses, but what begins as his character’s quest for paint swatches and throw pillows might leave one of the show’s core couples in an unexpected gray zone.

Harvie will play a rich financier who hires Rochelle Aytes’ April to decorate his house — but their close working relationship will cause some strain in her brand-new romance with Rob Mayes’ Marc, TVLine has learned exclusively.

In the Season 3 finale, you’ll recall, April (owner of the home-furnishings fantasyland Maison Sur Mer) confessed her long-suppressed feelings for Marc, the boyishly charming brother of Miranda — the woman with whom April’s first husband Paul fled to Florida after faking his death.

Harvie’s biggest prior role was playing Transparent‘s Dale.

In addition to Harvie, other actors headed to ABC’s summer sudser include Jerry O’Connell, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Navid Negahban.

Additionally, Tabrett Bethell (Legend of the Seeker) will bring some single-and-childless mischief to the mix when she returns to the now series-regular role of Harry’s sister Kate, presumably the “fourth mistress” of Season 4, following the exit of Jennifer Esposito’s Calista.

Do you think April and Marc are endgame – or will Harvie’s money man expose the weaknesses in their relationship? Sound off below!