Laverne Cox wants to meet Beyonce
Laverne Cox is desperate to meet Beyonce.
The ‘Orange is the New Black’ actress is a huge fan of the ‘Flawless’ hitmaker and though she knows the singer’s stylist and publicist, the closest she has come to a one-on-one encounter with the 34-year-old star is making eye contact with her when she stood on the front row at her ‘Formation’ show in Chicago last month.
Laverne told the New York Daily News newspaper: "I have not met Beyonce.
"We had several moments where we made eye contact.
"She said, ‘You run this mother,’ right to me.
"I obviously was doing all the choreography in the audience."
The 32-year-old star will make history when she becomes the first transgender actress to portray a transgender character in a series on broadcast TV when she makes her debut as attorney Cameron Wirth in CBS legal drama ‘Doubt’.
And Laverne admits her love of Reese Witherspoon’s 2001 comedy ‘Legally Blonde’ helped her become well-versed in legal jargon, though she insists she won’t be basing her own character on that of the film’s protagonist Elle Woods.
She said: "You know ‘Legally Blonde’ is one of my favourite movies of all time.
"[But I’m] not channeling Elle Woods, even though she won her case."
Laverne recently admitted she wants people to praise her for more than just her looks.
She said: "A lot of people have told me that I’m gorgeous and I love hearing that; I’m not going to lie. But I would like to think that I’m compelling not just because of the way I look. That I have something intelligent, smart, insightful, even moving to say. That I’m talented as an actress and that there’s something about the content of my character that is beautiful, beyond how I look. I’d like to think."