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.
Jenner says he identifies as female.)
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.”
Winfrey, Laverne Cox, Sam Smith, Ellen DeGeneres on Bruce Jenner.)
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.