Transgender actress Laverne Cox is having a stellar year with a new TV show, Doubt, The Rocky Horror Picture Show reboot and numerous magazine covers. And yet despite her newfound fame, she's manages to prove to us that she's still grounded and just one of the girls.
In a recent interview with the New York Times, she admitted that while she constantly watches her weight, she prefers ice cream over getting it on.
“If you could eat as much ice cream as you want and not get fat, and not get high cholesterol and diabetes, I would never have sex again,” the Emmy nominee said.
“I would just curl up every night with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream, and I would be good,” she added.
The Orange Is the New Black actress, who currently has a steady Bae, also shared that her dating life has gotten a lot better since the hit Netflix show debuted.
“The trans thing — fame mitigates that for a lot of the men,” she said. “It makes them more willing and open to dating me than they might have been before.”
During the interview, she revealed that she’s casting her ballot on November 8 for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, stressing that she can't get behind Donald Trump’s racist and problematic rhetoric.
“It’s not a dog whistle; it’s a bark,” she said. “And I think Republicans are trying to use trans as a wedge issue, the same way they used gay marriage in the last election.”
Cox rounded out her interview saying that after years of hard work and trying to catch a break, she is finally living her dream.
“I’m living this life that is the life I’ve dreamed of my whole life and that most people don’t get to live. Now this is very recent and, God willing, I’ll be able to keep it going.”
We hope so too!
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