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Tessa Thompson says she is attracted to both men and women

The Thor: Ragnarok star's sexuality has been subject of speculation

2018-06-29

Tessa Thompson revealed she is attracted to both men and women.

Speculation surrounding the Thor: Ragnarok star’s sexuality arose following her close friendship with singer Janelle Monae, and in an recent interview with Net-a-Porter, the actress – although not confirming their relationship – says she will bring men and women home.

She said: “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.

“I can take things for granted because of my family – it’s so free and you can be anything that you want to be. 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.

“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.

“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?”

Although not saying that she is dating Janelle, the actress does go on to say how they both love each other and “vibrate on the same frequency”.

She added: “We love each other deeply. We’re so close, we vibrate on the same frequency. If people want to speculate about what we are, that’s okay. It doesn’t bother me.”