Tessa Thompson, 34, wants everyone to know that she’s proud of who she is. The Thor: Ragnarok actress just revealed that she’s attracted to both men and women, while simultaneously admitting that she and Janelle Monae, 32, are “deeply in love.”
Thompson opened up about her sexuality and how her family completely accepts her in a new interview with Net-a-Porter. “I can take things for granted because of my family – it’s so free and you can be anything that you want to be,” she told the outlet. “I’m attracted to men and also to women. If I bring a woman home, [or] a man, we don’t even have to have the discussion.”
Thompson also acknowledged how discussing her dynamic with Monae was complicated for her since she wanted to remain private, but also understands the need for increased bisexual and pansexual representation in the media.
“It’s tricky, because Janelle and I are just really private people and we’re both trying to navigate how you reconcile wanting to have that privacy and space, and also wanting to use your platform and influence,” she said. “That was something I was conscientious of in terms of this declaration around Janelle and myself. I want everyone else to have that freedom and support that I have from my loved ones,” she continues. “But so many people don’t. So, do I have a responsibility to talk about that? Do I have a responsibility to say in a public space that this is my person?” Monae came out as pansexual in a Rolling Stone interview earlier this year.