Laverne Cox is not only the epitome of glam, she’s also a Hollywood gamechanger. The first openly trans person to be nominated for an acting Emmy, Cox advocates for LGBTQ rights, boosts trans awareness, and sets a powerful example—all while looking enviably flawless. Much has been written about Cox on all of that, so we decided to take a short break from it—a cocktail break, in fact.
Why? Well the Orange Is The New Black star is joining forces with Ted Danson and a slew of other high-profile celebs to promote Smirnoff as the ultimate fun, quality vodka that’s made for everyone—no matter who you love, what you look like, or what gender you identify with. Cox told us about this new partnership, her favorite summer drinks, her admiration for Danson (and karaoke), and how inclusivity is more important than ever these days.