Wednesday, October 12, 2016 4:54am ET by Pressparty
Laverne Cox on her Adam Lambert obsession
The 'Rocky Horror' and 'Orange Is The New Black' star, Laverne Cox, spoke to Variety about her friendship with Adam Lambert. She said:
"Adam and I were Snapchatting the other day. Well, we met on the movie (The Rocky Horror Picture Show). And I was obsessed with him during 'American Idol.' I called in and was voting!
"He tweeted me three years ago when 'Orange' came out, and we've been Twitter buddies until we met on the 'Rocky' set.
The Variety cover star continued:
"I had read that they talked to him (about casting him for the Frank-N-Furter role instead of Eddie), but I was told initially that they had been trying to cast Frank-N-Furter and couldn't find the right person who would not make people think about Tim Curry.
"After I screen-tested, they thought that would be me. To be honest, I don't think you can ever forget Tim Curry as Frank-N-Furter, but I think I'm different enough, and what I bring is different enough, that it announces to the world that this is something new and different."
The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be aired in the States on October 20.
Watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show promo and the original cast reunion below:
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