Laverne Cox has admitted she got "teary" when she finally met Halle Berry at the NAACP Awards on Monday (15.01.18).

Laverne Cox and Halle Berry via Instagram (c)

Laverne Cox and Halle Berry via Instagram (c)

The 'Orange Is The New Black' actress took to Instagram after the glitzy award ceremony in Pasadena, California, to gush over the encounter she had with the 51-year-old actress, whom she dubbed as a "huge inspiration" to her.

Posting a picture of the pair together, Laverne wrote: "I finally met @halleberrytonight. I got teary. She has been such a huge inspiration for me for so much of my life. Thank you Ms. Berry for your incredible career and all the inspiration and being so sweet as I totally fanned out. #naacpimageawards (sic)"

It isn't the first time Laverne has gushed over meeting a fellow celebrity either, as she previously spoke about her excitement when meeting singer Beyoncé at the Grammy Awards last year.

In a series of posts on Instagram at the time, she wrote: "This finally happened. I was so beside myself with joy, wonderment and awe of the majestic that is the queen I forgot to hold in my stomach and give you face. But I met #QueenBey y'all. #Grammys ...

"More receipts that this happened. Lord have mercy. #beyoncé @beyonce #QueenBey and me . She touched me. Lord! Thank you Beyonce for being so gracious and standing to greet me. Finally meeting you means the world to me. I continue to bow to the queen.

#Grammys #grammys2017 ...

"I was just thinking to myself last week that I would love to see Bey sing #Sandcastles live. I love this song so much. Prayers answered last night at the #Grammys #Beyonce ...

"Another photo of the epic moment. The Knowles Carter family is just everything. I MET THE QUEEN Y'ALL and her king, proud papa. Seeing him holding his daughter's hand walking her down the aisle at the #Grammys (sic)"

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