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Laverne Cox Talk ‘Grandma,’ Transgender Activism and The Advice She Got From Jane Fonda

Laverne Cox Talk 'Grandma,' Transgender Activism and The Advice She Got From Jane Fonda

We’re all well aware by now that Laverne Cox gives good interview. And her latest at Yahoo! is no different. Discussing fame, her latest projects (including “Grandma” and her new CBS series “Doubt”) and advice she got from none other than Jane Fonda, it’s a real treat.

“I understand that my rise, if you will, has happened at a specific time culturally,” Cox said on her fame. “It’s a confluence of a lot of things around diversity and racial politics, and it’s about a whole community of trans people speaking up and being more vocal about who they are. I’m not being delusional about how fabulous or amazing I am. These moments pass.”

And who gave her advice about said fame? Jane Fonda, of course.

“She told me she meditated for 45 minutes daily, nonnegotiable,” Cox said of Fonda. “I’m not there yet. But having a spiritual connection is really important to me. I believe in God, and I pray, and I try to breathe in the things I’m grateful for, which is meditative for me. And when I skimp on that, I get more irritable and anxious, so it’s essential to my health and well-being.”

You can watch a fun segment from the interview below (where Cox nails trivia about women behind bars), and read the whole interview here

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