VIDEO: Laverne Cox Previews Groundbreaking Role in CBS’s ‘Doubt’

That’s right, “Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox is not finished breaking down walls (and she looks great doing it!).

Last week, CBS picked up the one-hour drama, “Doubt,” which stars Katherine Heigl, Steven Pasquale, Dule Hill, Dreama Walker, Elliott Gould, Kobi Libii and, playing a transgender character, trans actress/activist Cox.

The show will be the first time a transgender actor is playing a transgender role and is also a series regular (as opposed to recurring or guest star). Bravo to Laverne, who is also headlining Fox’s remake of the camp classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” this Halloween and continuing her role as Sophia on “OITNB.”

I grabbed a few minutes with Cox this past weekend at the GLAAD Media Awards. Here is our chat:

Here is “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” trailer, released earlier this week:

Check out more of our GLAAD Media Awards/NYC coverage here.

CBS officially presents its fall TV schedule today. "Doubt" is set to air this Fall on CBS.

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