Laverne Cox

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‘Marvel is the New Black’ for superhero movie fan Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox shares her love for thrilling action movies and expresses her desire to be cast for a role in a Marvel movie some day.

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox Image via Twitter @Lavernecox

Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox has a dream: The openly transgender actress has bagged roles in a number of television series and movies and is hoping to add one more to her long list. 


In an interview with PA Media about her role in a new film, Jolt, Cox gushed over her character Detective Angela and also shared that she is a big fan of action movies. James Bond, Mission Impossible, you name it. 

“[My boyfriend and I] just watched all the Avengers movies and there’s a whole universe over there, it is kind of exciting and amazing.”

The 49-year-old actress says she hopes to see herself in a superhero movie some day. 

“That is a dream, and that is something I am manifesting. And so if it is for me, it will be and if it’s not then yeah, but we’ll see.” 

Only one openly trans actor has appeared in a Marvel movie. Zach Barack played one of Peter Parker’s classmates in Spier-Man: Far From Home


The Emmy-winning star stars in the film alongside The Devil Wears Prada actor Stanley Bucci, Kate Beckinsale and Jai Courtney. 

The action comedy film directed by Tanya Wexler, follows a bouncer (played by Kate Beckinsale) with anger-management problems, that she controls with an electrode-lined vest she uses to shock herself to normalcy. 

The film was released on 23 July and is available to South Africans on Amazon Prime. 


Cox has a role in an upcoming Netflix series Inventing Anna,that is set to be released on 1 January 2022. The series was created by Bridgeton executive producer Shonda Rhimes. 

She will star in the drama series alongside the likes of Julia Garner, Anna Chlumsky and The Fixer actor Jeff Perry. 

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