Laverne Cox says that being a black trans woman is wonderful

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 10: Actors Laverne Cox and Katherine Heigl speak onstage at the 'Doubt' panel discussion during the CBS portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

And the actress says not about herself, but about a character she plays in CBS drama ‘Doubt’: “What’s so exciting about [the role of] Cameron and being on CBS is I’m an avid TV watcher and, growing up, I did not see people like me on television.” Cox says, adding that playing a trans female black character on CBS is wonderful and special for her. ‘Doubt’ was written by Grey’s Anatomy alumni Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, and it will be produced by Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. As well as being nominated for an Emmy for her role as Sophia Burset in OITNB, Cox also featured on the cover of TIME magazine.

Earlier this year she responded to criticism of the Rocky Horror remake in which she plays Dr Frank-N-Furter. The Orange is the New Black star, who is transgender, has signed on to play Dr Frank-N-Furter in the remake – a role that is traditionally played by a cross-dressing man.Cox will put a new spin on the new self-proclaimed “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania”, revamping the role for the modern age. Cox will put a new spin on the new self-proclaimed “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania”, revamping the role for the modern age.

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