WATCH: The Discouraging Response to Laverne Cox's Time Cover She Didn't Expect
In a recent interview with BET's Clay Cane, Laverne Cox speaks at length about how her life has changed since finding herself on the cover of Time magazine, and discusses what it's like to work with such a diverse and celebrated cast of women on Orange is the New Black.
"I'm so in awe of the talent of all of these women," Cox says. "They're just so good. When I get to do scenes with most everyone, I'm always taking notes so hopefully I'll get to be a better actor in this process."
She adds that one other benefit of working alongside other actresses who have had their own brush with fame is that they've helped her cope with her own newfound celebrity.
"I've been able to lean on some of the other actresses who've dealt with this whole 'fame' thing before. Acting school doesn't prepare you for that," she says. "Talking to some of the actresses who have been through that process and that part of it and getting support there has been really great."
When asked about some of the backlash she's received since her appearance on the cover of Time, she says she's noticed a marked increase in the amount of negativity she finds on social media, and that she's come across some of the more absurd rumors about her, including one that she's "in league with Satan."
"Since the cover of Time magazine, all of the sudden, my Twitter feed and my Instagram, there's all this negativity, and I have to say that until the cover of Time magazine, it was positive; at least what I saw," she tells BET. "I really don't want my Facebook page or my Instagram to be a place where there's any kind of negativity or any kind of people attacking each other."
The full interview can be viewed below.