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March 30, 2022 63 mins

In the words of Laverne Cox and during this part two episode of Story + Rain Talks, more tea was spilled than she thought she’d ever share in public. The conversation continues with more candid conversation and our Story + Rain cover star “being herself all over this podcast”. Laverne has done a lot of work on herself, and you’ll hear all about it and feel it here, too. Get ready to get inspired, and speaking of inspiration, we talk about what gets her into an inspired place---music is huge. We break down the award winning star’s major magazine moments, her acting process, and how she studies actors. You’ll hear her thoughts on the influence of her Orange Is The New Black co-star, Kate Mulgrew, and on fellow actor Nicole Kidman’s recent Oscar nominated performance. She shares what she does to tune out the fame when she needs to, to create balance. You’ll hear more about her activism and on a personal level, what she looks for in a partner. Laverne talks about worthiness being a birthright, and how she shows up in relationships without something to prove. Having just hosted the E! Oscars red carpet and getting ready to host it for Grammys, Laverne discusses her collaboration with the network and what she’s come to learn about how to tackle her thrilling and tough role as red carpet representative. We talk her intellectual side. We of course talk all about being Inventing Anna’s Kacey Duke, meeting her, and what she calls their “organic overlap”. Laverne shares her own take on how people are conned, and what the much loved series invites people to think about. You’ll hear all about Shonda Rhimes and Shondaland, the women who have believed in her along the way, and bringing 200 percent: Laverne is someone who works to deliver. We ask the question about what we haven’t addressed yet in terms of trans representation in the media, and what she would like to see more of. We talk about her desire to have fun and what’s next---including something in music, being obsessed with letting things go, being done with living in survival mode, and her current favorite things and aspects of her lifestyle, some of which you can discover here:

  1. Laverne's favorite French opera singers Mado Robin, Renée Doria, + Mady Mesplé 
  2. Showtime's Billions 
  3. HBO's The Sex Lives Of College Girls
  4. The Laverne Cox Show podcast 

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