Laverne Cox says her transgender role in the upcoming series Orange Is The New Black has “humanity.”

The series, which premieres Thursday on Netflix, is based on Piper Kerman's 2010 memoir, Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison.

Cox, who first gained notoriety on the reality show I Want to Work for Diddy, plays Sophia, a transgender woman.

“I don't know of a trans character on television played by a trans person that has as much humanity as this character,” Cox told Buzzfeed.

Cox added that she can relate to how her character gets misgendered.

“It's not unusual for me to walk down the street and have someone yell, 'That's a man,'” Cox said. “I transitioned 15 years ago, I've gotten a pretty thick skin, but there's a part that just hurts. If someone looks at me and doesn't see me, it's hurtful. As an actor I can actually experience the hurt of it, that's why acting is so healing for me.”