My Cultured Life
What’s hot in Laverne Cox’s world
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Write down five things
I’m grateful for.
What’s on your workout playlist? Early ’90s hip-hop.
What’s the last film that made you cry? Lion.
What’s the last TV series you binged on? Big Little Lies. It’s reignited my love for Reese Witherspoon after Legally Blonde and Election.
What is your most-treasured possession? My Emmy, because as a black, working-class trans girl from Mobile, Alabama, to have one makes me feel like anything is possible.
What photo do you have as your phone screensaver? Me in a cutout bikini, at my goal weight.
What’s your ultimate blowout meal? Truffled mac and cheese, followed by Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream.
What app do you wish someone could invent? A dating app for transgender women that does not have a sex-work component to it.
What book changed your life? The Gifts Of Imperfection by Brené Brown.
How do you pass time on set? I sing opera.
What’s the alarm on your phone? It was a rooster but my ex found it annoying, so now it’s a chime.
What’s your favourite emoji? The aubergine.
What book is next to your bed, waiting to be read? Healing Your Aloneness [by Erika J Chopich and Margaret Paul]. It’s about recovering your inner child.
Which song gets you on the dance floor? Anything by Beyoncé. Last time, it was Formation.
Which TV show never gets old? Sex And The City. I could quote the whole show verbatim to you.