She also addresses rumors of a relationship with Janelle Monae: "If people want to speculate about who we are, it does not bother me."
On Friday (June 29), actress Tessa Thompson came out in her cover story Net-A-Porter and said, "I'm attracted to men and women too."
Previously, Thompson had not talked about her sexuality, raised by a family she says was still welcoming and welcoming her. "I want everyone else to have the freedom and support I have from my loved ones," she said. "If I bring a woman home, [or] a man, we do not even have to argue."
The actress' sexuality provoked speculation as publicity for her potential relationship with artist Janelle Monáe came to light] Thompson made cameo appearances as a love interest in two of the singer's music videos ("Make Me Feel" and "PYNK") from their latest album Dirty Computer which debuted at # 6 on the Billboard
It does not seem Thompson is too worried about the rumors. "Janelle and I love each other very much, we're so close, we're vibrating on the same frequency," she said. "If people want to speculate about who we are, it does not bother me."
Monáe came out in March in her Rolling Stone cover story as Queer and Pansexual. At the moment, neither they nor Thompson are trying to explicitly define their relationship on such a public level, but they are aiming to use the visibility of celebrities to bring about change.
"It's difficult because Janelle and I are really only private people," said Thompson. "We're both trying to navigate how you want to balance that privacy and space, and also use your platform and influence."
In the interview, Thompson also talks about the packaging production for Creed II her role in the hit HBO show Westworld and her latest project, Sorry to Bother You . 6 July
Read Thompson's full interview here.