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When Laverne Cox Met Caitlin Jenner

When Laverne Cox Met Caitlin Jenner

Laverne Cox stopped by the “The Late Late Show With James Corden” last night and talked about Caitlin Jenner — whom she had just met for the first time a few days prior. 

“[It was] pretty awesome,” Cox said of meeting Jenner. “We’d spoken on the phone several times. She called me on the phone the day after her ESPYs speech actually. She’s such a sweet woman, loves her family…I think she’s doing it [i.e. transitioning] very eloquently and beautifully publicly.”

Corden noted that Jenner had mentioned Cox in her ESPYs speech, referring to her as a trailblazer (rightfully so, as far was we’re concerned). 

“Well, first of all, I feel way too young to be a trailblazer,” Cox joked. “What I think is so beautiful about this, my visibility and Caitlyn’s visibility, is diverse representations of trans people in the media is so important. When I think about being transitioning in my 20s, as a black transgender woman who was working class and struggling to make it in New York City it’s completely different than Caitlyn’s very public experience.”

Watch the clip below:

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