Los Angeles, Feb 23 (PTI) Transgender star Laverne Cox almost landed a role in her idol Beyonce’s “Sorry” video – as Rocky Horror Picture Show villain Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
The “Orange is the New Black” star was shooting the musical in Canada when she got a call from Beyonce’s mother, Tina Knowles, asking if she’d be interested in making an appearance in the groundbreaking “Lemonade” promo.
Cox jumped at the opportunity but couldn’t shoot the required clip in time, reported Access Hollywood.
“She’s (Tina) like, ‘Could you make a video of yourself with some great lighting… I know you’re shooting… and could you get the DP (director of photography) to shoot you saying I’m not sorry in the camera?’
“They were just gonna try to do it at the last minute; they wanted to get me and other powerful women doing this… I was like, ‘Well, I’m shooting this movie… I’m in this very specific costume. And then Beyonce had to deliver the album and so they scrapped the idea.
“But, for 48 hours we trying to figure (it) out… It was just an amazing honour to be asked,” Cox said.
The video did feature a dancing Serena Williams.
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