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Laverne Cox is giving Beyonce a run for her money.

The Orange Is the New Black star transformed into the famous singer for Cosmopolitan‘s October issue and completely nailed it.

The actress, who recently made history as the first transgender woman series regular on network television, channeled her inner Queen Bey and slid into a black leotard for a dang good recreation of the “Single Ladies” video.

The purpose of the transformation was all to pay homage to the people who encourage her to be brave and stand out. “Beyoncé represents excellence. Her work ethic is like nobody else I’ve ever seen,” Cox tells the mag. “There were so many moments when I was shooting Rocky Horror and I’d be exhausted. My body would be hurting and I’d be like, ‘Beyoncé. Beyoncé does this. You have to just put in the work.”

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Cox also honored Tina Turner for the upcoming issue, transmuting into the iconic songstress — wig and all. “The pain, pleasure, and agony of all she’s been through is in her voice,” Laverne shares. “Her story is the story of so many black women who’ve endured abuse and come out the other side in such a brilliant, beautiful way.”

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And Cox wouldn’t be who she was today if it weren’t for trans model Tracey Africa. “She was a black trans woman who modeled in the ’70s and had cosmetics deals and a hair con­tract with Clairol—it was a big deal. People think, ‘Oh, this trans revolution is just starting,’ but we’ve been around for a very long time,” Cox, who also recreated Africa’s look, explains. “It’s important to know that there’s been a path blazed for me.”

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Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves

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To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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