Laverne Cox is branching out into the podcast world. According to Deadline, the history-making actress is about to host a weekly present produced by Shondaland Audio and iHeartMedia.
Premiering in February, the podcast will characteristic Cox partaking in “intimate” conversations with company. The mission’s working title is “The Laverne Cox Present.”
“I’m thrilled to be persevering with and increasing my relationship with Shondaland by doing my first podcast with Shonda’s wonderful workforce together with iHeartRadio,” Cox stated. “I can’t wait for everybody to listen to the extremely attention-grabbing conversations I’ve had with my company.”
“Laverne Cox is a one-of-a-kind expertise and we’re so excited that our Shondaland Audio division gives us the chance to proceed our relationship along with her,” added Sandie Bailey, Shondaland Chief Design and Digital Media Officer. “Everyone knows her onscreen skills and her position as a producer, however this present affords Laverne the chance to supply one thing very private. She’s clearly fascinated by partaking her listeners and herself in methods she hasn’t earlier than. And we’re dedicated to supporting her in doing simply that.”
Shondaland Audio’s different choices embrace “You Down? with Obama’s Different Daughters,” “Criminalia,” Ali Wentworth’s “Go Ask Ali,” and Katie Lowes’ “Katie’s Crib.” A companion podcast to Shondaland’s first Netflix present, Regency romance “Bridgerton,” can also be on the way in which.
Cox scored 4 Emmy nods for her portrayal of Sophia Burset in “Orange Is the New Black.” She grew to become the primary trans actress solid as an everyday on a broadcast collection with CBS’ “Doubt.” “Unhealthy Hair,” “Grandma,” and “The Mindy Undertaking” are amongst her different display credit. She exec produced “Disclosure,” a doc about trans illustration.
You possibly can see Cox subsequent in Emerald Fennell’s feminist revenge thriller “Promising Younger Girl,” in theaters December 25. She’s additionally starring in Shonda Rhimes’ forthcoming Netflix collection about con artist/phony socialite Anna Delvey, “Inventing Anna.”