The actress has left a big impression on Hollywood (and America) in a very short amount of time. Cox’s skillful performance as Sophia on “Orange Is the New Black” and her work advocating for transgender women make her one of our boldest beauties yet.
The goal for me as an actor is to play interesting, complicated human beings, human beings who are fun, and challenging, that is my goal as an artist. I think the interesting thing is that there are so many transgender stories that have yet to be told and I am personally committed to doing what I can to help tell those stories. I want to be challenged as an artist, I don’t want to be limited as an artist, so my goal is to just work on many projects.
I think part of it too, is that it shouldn’t even matter. I’ve said this for years, with a show like Grey’s Anatomy, there can be trans characters that is a nurse or a doctor on Grey’s Anatomy as a recurring character. Trans people can be a part of the story line or they don’t have to be part of the story line, It can be this other thing, where not all trans characters have to be represented in the issue. There can be trans characters, but it doesn’t have to be a big issue. It can just be a woman among the other cast members.
There are trans folks who have jobs and people may know they’re trans, but it doesn’t come up on the job.
Cox has continued to make impacts on the TV screen and in real life – she was the first trans person to be nominated for an Emmy, spoke at last year’s Equality Virginia Commonwealth Dinner, and most recently, hosted a youth-trans focused special LOGO:
Actress and activist Laverne Cox used her brief time during the Grammy’s last night to show support for a Virginia teen heading to the Supreme Court later this year. The boy in question, Gavin Grimm, is currently waiting a visit to the Supreme Court to fight for trans student’s rights to use restrooms aligned with [...]