Actress Aubrey Plaza has casually revealed her bisexuality in an interview with Advocate.
The rising star, soon to be seen in new comedy ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’ alongside Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick and Adam Devine, broached the subject whilst discussing her following in the LGBT community.
Asked whether women ever come onto her, Plaza says, “Oh, yeah. I don’t mind. I know I have an androgynous thing going on, and there’s something masculine about my energy.
“Girls are into me - that’s no secret. Hey, I’m into them too. I fall in love with girls and guys. I can’t help it.”
The 32-year old Delaware-born actress (also known for her roles in TV’s ‘Parks and Recreation,’ ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs The World,’ ‘Safety Not Guaranteed,’ ‘The To-Do List’ and ‘Dirty Grandpa’) says she has always felt at home among gay people, since her earliest acting experiences.
“I did a lot of plays at the Wilmington Drama League in Delaware, and there was this gay community there that really welcomed me.
“All my friends were gay. I went to an all-girls Catholic school in a very conservative neighborhood, but I felt at 12, 13 that my home was this theater and that those were my people.
“My family’s always been very open. I have a gay aunt and a gay uncle, and I grew up thinking that everyone had a gay aunt or uncle. My younger sister is a lesbian, so it’s just in my blood, I guess.”
As such, Plaza admits it’s no accident she’s played gay characters in a number of films, including ‘Addicted To Fresno’ opposite Natasha Lyonne, and short film ‘She Said, She Said’ with Marisa Tomei.
Of the latter project, Plaza jokes, “That was way too short. I was like, ‘Can’t we do a whole movie where I get to come on to Marisa Tomei?’”
‘Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates’ opens in UK cinemas on 10 August.
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