Actress and transgender rights activist Laverne Cox has praised an ABC interview with Olympian Bruce Jenner.

In the two-hour special broadcast Friday, Jenner told Diane Sawyer that he identifies as female.

“For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” Jenner said.

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Cox attended Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner as a guest of the Washington Blade.

MSNBC's Janet Mock asked her about the Jenner interview on the event's red carpet.

“I spoke to Bruce today, and they were really pleased with the way things went last night,” Cox said. “I think a lot of people tuned in expecting to see a spectacle, and they tuned in and saw a profoundly nuanced, complicated, beautiful human being.”

“I thought ABC handled it really beautifully,” she added. “I had spoken to Bruce several months back, and the same person I had spoken to on the phone, who really just loves their children so much and wants their family to be happy, was the person I saw on television last night.”

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Cox won a Daytime Creative Arts Emmy on Friday for her role as executive producer on the Logo special Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word.