by Corinne Heller | Fri., Jun. 12, 2015 12:10 PM
Caitlyn Jenner recently got much love from two Orange Is the New Black stars as she continues to enjoy her new life as a transgender woman.
Laverne Cox, who made her own transition years ago, told E! News and has expressed her support for Jenner before, told E! News she plans to get in touch with her soon. She made her comments on on Thursday at the Orangecon fan event, celebrating season 3 of the hit Netflix women's prison series, which became available for streaming late that night.
"She called me on the phone last week and I was in Europe and I don't have international cell service...I do now. But I didn't at the time so I got it when I got back to the States," Cox said. "I got a voicemail from her and I'm gonna call you Caitlyn, as soon as I get a free moment."
The 31-year-old actress, who plays Sophia on Orange Is the New Black, said she was moved to tears by the Keeping Up With the Kardashians' About Bruce special that showed how the Olympian's family has been dealing with her gender identity struggle and physical change.
"I was deeply moved by About Bruce and Caitlyn's family's very really struggle with this change and the deep love and devotion that they have for Caitlyn was deeply moving," she said. "I cried many, many times watching it."
Jenner's new life as a transgender woman will be shown in a new E! docu-series, I Am Cait.
Jenner underwent plastic surgery on her face to appear more feminine and revealed her new look and her new, female name in a Vanity Fair cover story released earlier this month.
(With the release of her Vanity Fair cover, Jenner has chosen to identify publicly as a woman and E! News will refer to her using female pronouns. In stories published before this date, she was referred to as Bruce Jenner and male pronouns were used.)
She was recently photographed in public for the first time since the Vanity Fair story was published, walking in the light rain in Hollywood, where she met with transgender youth at the LGBT Center's Youth Center.
"I am so in awe of that woman," Ruby Rose, who plays new character Stella on Orange Is the New Black, told E! News at the premiere. "Like, I loved the Vanity Fair cover."
Jenner also recently joined social media, including Instagram, where she has more than 1.9 million followers. Number of posts? Five.
"Come on Caitlyn! Like, I'm already obsessed, I need you to post a few more times," Rose told E! News.
"She's beautiful and I think that it radiates from her—that she feels like she is her true self and that she feels supported by the world, by society, by the media," she added. "We are at a time that is very, very special."
Caitlyn Jenner's new E! docu-series I Am Cait debuts on July 26 at 9/8c!
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