Laverne Cox Reacts After Being Mistaken for Beyonce at U.S. Open

Beyonce and Laverne Cx
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Not her — but she’s flattered! Laverne CoxShe had a hilarious reaction to being misidentified BeyoncéWhile attending the U.S. Open.

“Not me getting mistaken for @Beyonce at the #USOpen tonight then trending on Twitter as the internet cackles over the mistaken identity,” the Orange is the New BlackOn Monday, August 29, 50-year-old alum posted via Instagram. “These tweets are funny as hell.”

The confusion began when Twitter user @Choni_ shared a video of Cox seated in the crowd at the tennis tournament on Monday and ID’ed the actress as the Grammy winner, 40. TheInventing Anna star’s face was partly obscured by a mask, but social media users were quick to point out the mistake.

“I know Laverne Cox is cocky as hell right now 🤣🤣🤣 and should be cuz if I got mistaken for Beyoncé on national television I would never shut up,” tweeted one fan. Another Twitter user noted that the “Break My Soul” songstress likely isn’t in New York City at all, having recently been spotted vacationing in Croatia with her family.

The Promising Young WomanSupporting actress, actress was present at the tournament Serena WilliamsAfter announcing her retirement earlier this month,, is currently in the midst her final U.S. Open run. In a lengthy essay, the sports icon, aged 40, announced the news in the September issue. Vogue.

“I’m here to tell you that I’m evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me,” the four-time Olympic gold medalist wrote. “But I’ve been reluctant to admit to myself or anyone else that I have to move on from playing tennis. Alexis [Ohanian], my husband, and I have hardly talked about it; it’s like a taboo topic. I can’t even have this conversation with my mom and dad. It’s like it’s not real until you say it out loud.”

According to the designer of S by Serena, she and Reddit cofounder, 39-year-old, plan to expand their family. The parents of Olympia, 4, are already the duo.

Williams will be retiring her racket after the U.S. Open. If she wins the tournament, she will tie Margaret Court’s all-time record for Grand Slam singles titles. (The Being SerenaStar currently has 23.

“I don’t know if I will be ready to win New York,” Williams wrote in her essay, adding that she’d be “lying” if she said she didn’t want to hit the all-time milestone. “But I’m going to try.”