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Laverne Cox Admits Her Responsibility To The Transgender Community Can Be 'Overwhelming'

Laverne Cox opens up about being transgender in Hollywood.

What a class act!

Laverne Cox continues to amaze us with her openness and dedication to being a voice for the transgender community.

As one of the few trans actresses in Hollywood, the Orange Is the New Black star feels a great responsibility to address challenging issues in the media. But that can carry a lot of weight!

During the radio show Deep & Shallow with Andy Cohen on SiriusXM, the 31-year-old admitted:

"It's huge. It's too much. often have moments when I feel like it's too much. It's overwhelming."

Related: 10 Transgender Celebrities You Should Know!

The pressure she feels isn't enough to stop her from fighting what she believes in:

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Emma Roberts, Ariel Winter, & Laverne Cox Show Off In Slinky Gowns At HBO's Emmys After-Party!

This trio killed it!

Have you ever seen so many stunning ladies on one red carpet??

Emma Roberts, Ariel Winter, and Laverne Cox didn't just pull out all the stops for the Emmys, but also HBO's after party in El Lay on Sunday night!

It's almost too much to handle. Almost!

Related: Sarah Hyland & Ariel Put Their Curves On Display At The Emmys

But Emma swapped out her pretty pink number for a slinky black gown, complete with a matching clutch and a whole assortment of jewels.

It's very American Horror Story-themed!

Meanwhile, the Modern Family starlet looked stunning in yet another body-hugging dress by Lorena Sarbu.

We didn't think we could love a look more than the red piece she wore earlier in the night, but this sparkling number comes very close!

And last but definitely not least, Laverne opted for another custom Calvin Klein Collection gown, this time with the cutouts in the front!

Such perfection!

[Image via Getty Images.]

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Oprah Winfrey, Diddy, Kerry Washington, & Other Celebs React To Viola Davis' Historic Win At The 2015 Emmys!

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Get your tissues ready!

As we previously reported, Viola Davis made history last night as the FIRST black woman to win the Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series award at the 2015 Emmys. AH-Mazing!

Like any class act, the How To Get Away With Murder star made sure to highlight Kerry Washington, Gabrielle Union, and Taraji P. Henson as artists who helped pave the way for her win!

Related: Kerry Washington & Viola Davis Rep #TGIT On The Red Carpet!

After their shoutout, Gabrielle and Kerry were quick to respond with praise for Viola (below) on Twitter.

We're not sure what was more moving, the Suicide Squad actress' incredible speech or the outpouring of love for Viola on Twitter following her win?! LOVES it.

In fact, many of Hollywood's A-list joined Miz Union and Miz Washington on the social media site to send their praise and adoration to the 50-year-old — including Oprah Winfrey, Diddy, Laverne Cox, and many more.

Ch-ch-check out their responses below:

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OITNB's Taylor Schilling, Laverne Cox, & Laura Prepon Bring Pops Of Color To The Emmys!

Emmy Awards 2015: OITNB cast walks the red carpet.

Have you ever seen so many fabulous ladies??

The cast of Orange is the New Black is here, and of course, they didn't disappoint.

As for some of the leading ladies, Taylor Schilling, Laverne Cox, and Laura Prepon were standouts at the Emmys in El Lay on Sunday night!

We're floored!

The blonde beauty finally arrived on the red carpet in a gorgeous yellow Stella McCartney gown, fit to her enviable figure.

Meanwhile, Laverne chose a bit more color in a teal Calvin Klein Collection gown, and Laura in a beautiful, custom red Christian Siriano gown.

This trio couldn't have gone in more different directions, but they definitely have our attention!

And be sure to peep their co-stars Uzo Aduba, Dascha Polanco, Natasha Lyonne, Danielle Brooks, Yael Stone, Taryn Manning, Samira Wiley, Abigail Savage, Emma Myles, Selenis Leyva in the gallery (above)!

[Image via Getty Images & AP Images.]

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Laverne Cox Looks Elegant In Yellow At The Television Industry Advocacy Awards Gala!

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Yellow is the new black?!

Laverne Cox spent Friday night at the Television Industry Advocacy Awards Gala in Los Angeles, an event put on by TV Guide and TV Insider.

Related: Laverne Cox Gets Real In An Eye-Opening Shoot!

As you can see (above) the OINTB star stunned on the carpet upon her arrival to the pre-Emmy event in El Lay! Low cut, elegant, that obvious pop of color — we love it!!

What do U think??

[Image via Nicky Nelson/WENN.]

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Laverne Cox Gets Real About Fame & Living In A Hostile World As A Trans Woman

Laverne talks fame and being trans.

It's been an amazing two years!

Laverne Cox is opening up about her newfound fame and meteoric rise in a new interview with Yahoo Style.

[ Related: Laverne Steps Out In Fabulous Style ]

The Orange Is the New Black actress still can't believe how far she's come ever since the popular Netflix show basically made her a household name.

She said:

"My mental tape is saying ‘holy s—!' I have moments when I'm like, ‘Do I deserve this, even as hard as I've worked? Am I doing enough? What's next? Will I lose it all quickly?' Luckily, I've been so busy I haven't had time to think about it too much until this summer, when I've had a little more time to breathe."

But she's totally humble about it:

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Laverne Cox Stuns With Not One But TWO Fab Outfits In New York!

Laverne Cox is super fashionable out in New York.


Laverne Cox was absolutely exquisite during two fashionably fab appearances in New York on Wednesday.

The Orange Is The New Black actress was flawlessly put together in a burgundy halter Jill Stuart dress while leaving NBC Studios earlier in the day.

[ Related: Laverne's Anything But Basic In Beige ]

And she knew it, too! Just look at that big, confident smile!

The 31-year-old managed to look even more gorgeous later that night at a screening of Grandma in a pink, cold-shoulder ABS by Allen Schwartz gown that also featured a low v-neckline.

So hot! Can you even handle it???

This dress has to be one of the actress' best looks EVER!

[Image via AKM-GSI/AP Images.]

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