Nicole Beharie: I recently went to Comic Con in London. I was invited without the white male counterpart in my cast and it was packed. They knew it was just going to be me. So, that shook me. I’ve always been told and I believed, that this doesn’t work without him. [The London Comic Con appearance] was advertised as just to be me. It was like, they show[ed] up.
Laverne Cox: I’ve been traveling the country and Canada and filling auditoriums. With just me. A black, transgender woman from Mobile, Alabama. So, it’s deep. We are enough.
Laverne: Nicole, does your belief system now change, in which you now know you don’t need him to be there?
Nicole: No. I think what happens is it turns into less a conversation about my blackness and more about relating to humanity, because that’s really what we’re trying to do. We’re just realizing that people are capable of doing it. We’re underestimating people because people said we weren’t viable. [x]