EXCLUSIVE: Laverne Cox Dishes on Her 'Hot' and 'Deeply Human' Romance on 'Doubt'
By Leanne Aguilera
Laverne Cox is spilling what it takes to be her love interest on screen… and off!
We sat down with the Doubt star on Wednesday morning to get the inside scoop on what's coming up next romantically for her latest character, high-powered transgender lawyer Cameron Wirth, and what it takes to woo her Cox in her personal life.
"I think you have to find the right person," the 32-year-old actress dished exclusively to ET. "In real life, my schedule is insane and so having someone who gets what I do is really, really important."
"The reality of my dating life as a trans woman is really reflected in what Cameron has to do go through," she continued. "I don’t want to give too much away, but his really hot dude named Peter Garrett, played by Ben Lawson, starts to peruse pursue [Cameron] and it's a little bit of a relationship that shouldn’t happen [professionally]. He is a straight-edge man who has never dated a transgender woman or thought about it, but he sees something in Cameron that he cannot deny."
Cox confessed that by episode four, fans will start to see Cameron and Ben's blooming relationship and it only get better and better as the first season continues. "It's really real, and it's deeply human. We just saw a little bit of episode 12 and it gets really good, you guys," she gushed. "Keep watching because it gets juicer and juicer and the stories keep getting better and better. I'm so excited about tonight's episode and the cases that we cover. It's ripped out of the headlines stuff and that's really great."
The Orange Is the New Black star revealed that Doubt will feature multiple episodes that are inspired by today's headlines, much like with the real-life case of transgender boy Gavin Grimm, whom Cox publicly supported at the 2017 GRAMMYs earlier this month.
"There is a case that the writers were inspired by where a trans woman, brilliantly by Alexandra Grey who is an emerging talent, has to defend herself when someone attacks her," Cox shared. "It's really real. It really reflects the lives of a lot of trans folks out there who experience violence disproportionately and we often find ourselves having to defend ourselves. And [it's about] how we get involved in that case."
For even more scoop on what's coming up next on the first season of Doubt, press play on our full interview below!