Laverne Cox teases 'Orange is the New Black' Season 4

"We're going deeper into the issues of these women," the actress said of the new season.
By Annie Martin  |  Jan. 11, 2016 at 4:27 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Laverne Cox says Orange is the New Black will continue to evolve in Season 4.

The 31-year-old actress discussed the Netflix drama's new season at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. The show was nominated for Best Musical or Comedy series at the ceremony, but lost to Mozart in the Jungle starring Gael Garcia Bernal.

"I'm so grateful to be a part of this show that's changed my life and has unprecedented diversity of women on television," the star told E! News. "We just finished shooting Season 4 and we're going deeper into the issues of these women and the criminal justice system and it's getting even more real if you can believe it."

Cox plays transgender inmate Sophia Burset on Orange is the New Black, and was last seen being sent to solitary confinement in Season 3. The actress told People she's honored to star on the series and praised the show's "compelling human stories."

"There's never been a cast as diverse as ours when it comes to representing women on television," she said. "To be a part of something that not only means so much to people but also gets critical acclaim and gets nominated for a Golden Globe is like a dream come true."

"Sophia being placed in solitary confinement is such a real reality that a lot of trans people experience every day in prison, so I love that we go there and deal with this issue," she added of her character's forthcoming story line.

Orange is the New Black co-stars Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon and Kate Mulgrew, and will return for a fourth season in the summer. Cox will star in Fox's Rocky Horror Picture Show remake, and is also slated for Freak Show with Abigail Breslin.

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