Actress Laverne Cox gives her advice to transgender teenage couple
Arin Andrews and Katie Hill.
In an interview to promote the Netflix series Orange Is The New
Black, Cox – who is a transgender woman playing a transgender
character on the show – was asked how her character differs from
her real life experience.
“What's interesting to me, I think a lot about trans women who
sort of compensate before they transition to sort of try to be really
masculine. And Sophia is that person. Firefighters is very sort of
macho job,” Cox said of her character on the show. “But for me,
I was very feminine my whole life. That's the difference between me
When asked for advice for Andrews and Hill, Cox cheered on the
teenage couple Arin Andrews, Katie Hill transition together.)
“I'm a single woman in New York, so I'm kind of jealous. I
don't even know if I have advice for them. … I'm envious in a lot
of ways and I'm just so grateful they get to have these adolescent
experiences in their true gender in ways that I didn't get to have.
So, I'm just like live your life and be happy and be true to
yourself.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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Cox cheers transgender role in Orange
Is The New Black.)