“I’ve felt so welcomed by the LGBTQ community,” former child actress Mara Wilson has said as she opened up about her sexuality on Twitter.
The former child star of family favourites Matilda and Mrs Doubtfire, now 28, spoke on the subject in a series of tweets and posted a photo of herself at a gay nightclub from when she was 18.
“Being a ‘straight girl’ where I clearly didn’t belong, but I will say, I felt so welcomed there,” she tweeted of her night out. “I have never had a better experience at a club than I did then. Great music and people. And one of my friends me this partner that night! I haven’t been to one since college, except once when a friend brought me along. I didn’t feel like I belonged there.”
“But the LGBTQ community has always felt like home, especially a few years later when I, uh, learned something about myself. So thank you.”
Me at a gay club when I was eighteen. I feel embarrassed looking at it now… pic.twitter.com/qMZec3WBvu
— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) June 12, 2016
She continued: “I used to identify as mostly straight, but I’ve embraced the Bi/Queer label lately. Let me explain it this way: I’m a 2 on the Kinsey scale,” ranking her as “predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual.”
“I know a lot of people don’t like the Kinsey scale, and that is fine by me. But I’m pragmatic at heart and find comfort in numbers,” she tweeted.
After Mara stepped away from acting while still in her teens, she’s become a published author and playwright remains connected to the entertainment industry as an adult with a recurring role on the comedy podcast Welcome to Night Vale.