Cox, 48, whose breakthrough position got here as Sophia on Orange Is the New Black, will begin as Rancic’s successor in January 2022 — and he or she couldn’t be extra excited.
“I’m so excited and deeply humbled to be internet hosting E!’s iconic crimson carpet protection. For a few years I might get up early on awards present days, get my snacks in place and watch E!’s protection all day lengthy,” Cox mentioned in an announcement.
In fact, Cox has walked her justifiable share of crimson carpets as a four-time Emmy nominee, and he or she’s gained interview expertise on her Shondaland-produced podcast, “The Laverne Cox Present.”
“I dreamed of strolling crimson carpets. Now, not solely have I had a number of enjoyable and superb private crimson carpet moments, I additionally get to be a crimson carpet information for E!’s discerning viewers and chat with my colleagues and folk I deeply admire for these very particular occasions of their lives,” the actress added. “I can’t wait to get began whereas hopefully serving up trend fantasies for the ages honey.”
Along with chatting up celebs on the Oscars, Grammys and different awards exhibits, the Promising Younger Girl star will even host “a collection of celebrity-based interview specials spotlighting trendsetters, tastemakers and people making an affect within the Hollywood group,” the community revealed. The interviews are anticipated to air all through 2022.
Rancic, 46, introduced her departure from E!’s crimson carpet protection on Friday, Could 7. “After 20 fabulous years internet hosting E!’s crimson carpet, I’ve determined to step out of my crimson carpet heels into a brand new pair of footwear,” she revealed by way of Instagram.
Her step down got here three months after Ryan Seacrest‘s exit. The American Idol host, 46, spent 14 years alongside Rancic at awards exhibits.
Rancic will continue to work with NBCUniversal, E!’s mum or dad firm. She introduced that she signed a growth deal the place she “will probably be producing and bringing tales to life,” she divulged.
E! hopes Cox’s distinctive perspective will preserve their crimson carpet specials contemporary and entertaining.
“Laverne Cox is a danger taker, groundbreaking pioneer and a trend tour de pressure,” E! Information govt Jen Neal mentioned on Monday. “As we proceed to evolve the best way we cowl Hollywood’s greatest nights, Laverne’s ardour for, and in depth information of, the style group resonates with our viewers and we sit up for seeing her shine on the opposite aspect of the velvet rope.”
Cox, who was the primary openly transgender actress nominated for an Emmy, has been delivering fashion secrets and techniques for years. In September 2019, she exclusively told Us Weekly about her finest dangerous hair day repair.
“I feel the attractive factor about wigs and weaves is that you would be able to attempt completely different hair colours, and completely different lengths with a wig,” she dished on the time. “I feel that each lady or non-binary particular person or perhaps a man if you need, when you determine as male, ought to have a human hair wig that form of seems like their very own hair that they’ll fashion in case they’ve a foul hair day.”