By Noelene Clark
Updated July 21, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
Credit: Steve Wilkie/FOX

Laverne Cox is wild and untamed in The Rocky Horror Picture Show remake, according to her cast mates.

During an interview at the EW lounge at San Diego’s Comic-Con International, the stars of the TV reimagining praised Cox’s lips, kicks, and work ethic as the iconic Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

“I think people are gonna be so surprised by what she vocally did with the character,” said Victoria Justice, who plays Janet. “She’s the definition of fierce.”

While the new movie, which airs on Fox in October, pays homage to the original, Ryan McCartan, who plays Brad, said, “it’s gonna come off differently, and I think that’s good.” The new vision? “Orgasmic alien fireworks,” he said.

For more from the cast, including that time Reeve Carney’s pants split on set, Christina Milian’s “alien” inspiration for Magenta, and more, see the full interview above.

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