Laverne Cox Is Delish In First Look At Rocky Horror Picture Show Reboot
It’s hard to imagine someone other than Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but if anyone can deliver a fresh take to the iconic role, it’s Laverne Cox.
EW has a first look at Cox in Fox’s live Rocky Horror Picture Show production, and it’s no surprise to anyone that the incendiary Orange Is the New Black star is fierce as hell as the mad scientist from Transexual, Transylvania.
“I get tweets from people, ’Please don’t fuck up Rocky Horror Picture Show!'” Cox told EW. “I showed my brother pictures of me in character and he was like, ’You were preparing your whole life for this.'”
As for Frank-N-Furter’s new look, Cox said that she was going for the “love child of Grace Jones and David Bowie.” Mission accomplished.
Honestly, the very thought of Cox saying, “Don’t dream it, be it,” has us shivering with anticipation. It’s very tingly.
The two-hour live show, which also stars Adam Lambert, Christina Milian, Victoria Justice, and the original Frank himself, Tim Curry, as the narrator, will air sometime this fall.