Laverne Cox reacts after being mistaken for Beyoncé at US Open
Laverne Cox had the best reaction of being confused for Beyoncé at the US Open.
“Not that I got confused with @Beyonce at the #USOpen tonight then trended on Twitter as the internet laughs at the mistaken identity,” the 50-year-old actress wrote via Instagram on Monday.
She then called the confusion “funny as hell,” concluding, “Come on @serenawilliams #GOAT.”
The Daytime Emmy winner’s followers joked that she had “fooled” them, gushing, “You DESERVE!” You had [the] the essence of the queen radiating from behind the mask.
Cox went viral earlier today as footage showed her cheering on Serena Williams in a black mask and silver earrings.
The confusion started when a Twitter user shared the video, writing “Beyonce at #USOpen”.
One fan clarified, “The fact that it’s Laverne Cox makes me scream.” Another noted, “Baby, it’s Laverne Cox.”
Cox, who teamed a sheer black top and matching gloves with tan leather pants at the sporting event, began responding to individual tweets about the confusion.
When a social media user asked if Queen B, 40, was ‘in the US Open or not’, Cox wrote“Girl. It was me. Lol.”
The “Orange Is the New Black” alum also agreed with a tweet calling the moment “the highlight of his career.” writing“Absolutely!”
Cox made sure to add “GO @serenawilliams” to every tweet, supporting the 40-year-old tennis pro during her last US Open.
The athlete announced his retirement earlier this month in a Vogue cover story.
“These days, if I have to choose between building my tennis CV and building my family, I choose the latter,” Williams, who is the mother of 4-year-old daughter Olympia, wrote in the essay. August 9.
“I have to be two feet in tennis or two feet,” she added, noting her and husband Alexis Ohanian’s plans to expand their family.