Jill Layton
February 05, 2015 12:54 pm

Life just got infinitely better. No, not because of the super exciting news about S’mores Oreos (definitely part of it, though), but because the incredible Laverne Cox is coming to The Mindy Project! That is so much amazing.

E! Online announced the plans for Cox to play a cousin of Tamra (the hilarious Xosha Roquemore) who will help Mindy gain her confidence back. We’re not sure where her confidence went, but we trust that under the guidance of Cox, Mindy (and anyone else ever) will be be able to find it again.

Cox’s guest starring role on The Mindy Project will also serve to hold us over until the third season of Orange is the New Black begins — rumored to be mid-June, Cox’s Mindy episode is “coming soon.” Cox was nominated for an Emmy for her role as Sophia Burset on OITNB, which only makes sense, because girl kills it on that show.

Cox is one of the many guest stars The Mindy Project has had this season — including Chrissy Teigen, Ana Gasteyer, Julia Stiles, Shonda Rhimes, Ken Burns, Lee Pace, Allison Tolman, Rhea Perlman and Yeardley Smith. That’s a pretty solid group, but according to Mindy Kaling, it’s about to get even better.

Kaling told E! Online, “We have a guest star coming up this spring that I think is the single biggest, most exciting guest star we’ve ever had, and I can’t say who it is.” She wouldn’t even give it away a little. Not even a teeny tiny hint. “No, I can’t! But I’m really, really excited about it.”

WHO??? Madonna? Michael Fassbender???? Katy Perry? Prince William? Prince William and Kate Middleton’s baby? What if it’s the royal baby, you guys?

All of this fantastic news comes to us just days after the hugely revealing news that . . . major spoiler alert coming up . . .

Mindy is PREGNANT! “Hashtag it’s happening!”

Our hearts are full of happiness for everything that has happened and will happen on The Mindy Project, and we can’t wait to see what’s next! Also, Laverne Cox!

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