Laverne Cox will be interviewed by Megyn Kelly’s on the Fox News anchor’s first primetime special “Megyn Kelly Presents,” the network announced Wednesday.
Cox joins Donald Trump, Michael Douglas and O.J. Simpson attorney Robert Shapiro on the Fox Broadcasting special.
The Emmy nominated actress is the first transgender woman to have a leading role in mainstream scripted TV, starring on Netflix’s “Orange Is The New Black.”
Cox is a sound choice for the Fox special, as she is in the network’s fold with the upcoming “Rocky Horror Picture Show” event in which she will play Dr. Frank-N-Furter, the role originally made famous by Tim Curry in the 1975 film. Surely, Fox will promote the fall musical during Kelly’s special.
Cox is the first female interview subject to be announced for “Megyn Kelly Presents.” She brings some diversity to the mix, as the hourlong May 17 special so far includes Douglas, Shapiro and Trump — who should surely bring in ratings.
“Mr. Trump and I sat down together for a meeting earlier this month at my request,” Kelly said. “He was gracious with his time and I asked him to consider an interview. I am happy to announce he has agreed, and I look forward to a fascinating exchange — our first sit-down interview together in nearly a year.”
“Megyn Kelly Presents” will be exec produced by Bill Geddie with Fox News CEO Roger Ailes serving as senior exec producer.