Laverne Cox laughs at being “confused” with Beyonce | Entertainment
Laverne Cox laughed about being “confused” with Beyonce at the US Open on Monday night (8/29/22).
The 50-year-old actress was at Flushing Meadows to cheer on her showbiz pal Serena Williams and Laverne noted that she’s been widely mistaken for the ‘Crazy in Love’ hitmaker on social media.
Laverne – who was seen among the crowd sporting an all-black outfit and matching black face mask – wrote on Instagram: “I was right on @Beyonce at the #USOpen tonight then on Twitter as the internet sneers at the mistaken identity These tweets are funny as hell.
“Go @serenawilliams #GOAT #SerenaWilliams #Beyonce (sic)”
Laverne — who is best known for playing Sophia Burset in “Orange Is the New Black” — also reposted some of the posts on social media.
One said, “Was Beyonce at the US Open or not? This Bey/Laverne Cox confusion sends me [tears emoji] (sic)”
Another simply said, “#Beyonce at the #USOpen (sic)”
Meanwhile, both Laverne and Beyonce have expressed their support for Serena, 40, over her career.
The actress previously tweeted, “Who’s the greatest of all time? @serenawilliams who is it. Ok I’m kinda excited about this match. #FrenchOpen. She’s a #fighter (sic)”
The Grand Slam winning star is actually set to retire from tennis after the US Open.
Serena – who has four-year-old Alexis with husband Alexis Ohanian – announced the news in a social media post in August.
She said at the time: “There comes a time in life when you have to decide to go in a different direction. That time is always hard when you love something so much. My God, I love tennis. But now the countdown has begun I need to focus on being a mother, my spiritual goals and finally discovering a different but just exciting Serena I will savor these next few weeks [heart emojis] (sic)”