Laverne Cox knows a thing or two about stealing scenes in Orange is the New Black, but it’s her red carpet-stealing poses that we’re adding to our own arsenal.
The actress walked the red carpet at the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards in a flowing burgundy Prabal Gurung dress with Stuart Weitzman shoes and a Nathalie Trad clutch, looking every bit the glamorous star while doing it.
She knows how to work every angle with just the perfect pose that makes everyone take notice.
Cox has such a commanding presence that we’re trying to learn how to emulate, but her best feature isn’t her long legs or flowing hair… it’s her humble attitude. She took advantage of her time on the red carpet not to talk fashion, but to talk about the water crisis happening in Flint, Michigan.
“The people in Flint, Michigan, we donated water to the water fund,” she told E!’s Giuliana Rancic. “You can make a cash donation to the Flint Water Fund. You go to my Twitter page, @LaverneCox, you can see a link to make a donation and really I think the governor should resign, but that’s a whole other issue.”
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“Sending love to the people at Flint, and let’s do what we can. United States people should have good drinking water,” she continued.
The transgender actress, who transitioned as a teen, often uses her public platform to try and make a difference.
“I wish I could do more, there is so much going on in the world, that I try to do what I can. But acting is my day job, so I kind of have to take care of that first,” Cox added. “But yes, I feel blessed and it feels like a responsibility and for all of us who do have a platform to raise awareness around issues that are important.”