Laverne Cox’s transformation into Dr. Frank-N-Furter in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event” is finally here.
Entertainment Weekly released a sneak peak photo of Cox in character, alongside Ben Vereen as Dr. Scott, on Thursday.
“I get tweets from people, ‘Please don’t f— up Rocky Horror Picture Show!’ ” Cox told Entertainment Weekly. “I showed my brother pictures of me in character and he was like, ‘You were preparing your whole life for this.’ ”
Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s look, designed by costume designer William Ivey Long, used the original costume as inspiration with a more theatrical twist.
“We were on set and a reporter saw me and said I looked like the love child of Grace Jones and David Bowie. I said ‘That’s exactly right.’ I think we mix up the look more than they did in the original,” Cox continued.
“It’s inspired by the original but it’s really our own take. It’s way more elaborate and couture. [Director] Kenny Ortega had this vision that Frank was at this old theater and found these old burlesque costumes and is, like, using them and wearing them now but has altered them a bit,” Cox concluded.
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event” also stars Victoria Justice, Adam Lambert, Christian Milian and the original Dr. Frank-N-Furter himself, Tim Curry.
The film is scheduled to air on FOX later this year.