Ruby Rose laughs off the suggestion when women tell her she has “turned them gay”, saying it’s not even a possibility.
The Australian actress believes human beings are drawn to what they can’t have.
“We are drawn to fantasy over reality, and often are in love with an idea of a situation rather than the reality of it,” she told Galore magazine.
“I think people like the idea of ‘turning gay for someone,’ but it’s not actually that simple. Ultimately, that statement is just a form of endearment or a compliment, but it’s not real.”
While her role in Orange is The New Black had shot her to stardom, Rose maintains she doesn’t seek attention and is more the type to stay at home with her dogs on a Friday night.
She prefers to focus intently on work, staying away from partying, which is why we don’t often see her on the red carpet.
“I’ve been invited to some seriously amazing events. I remember the last party that everyone was going to, and I happened to finally be back in LA after shooting a film,” Rose said.
“I was sitting in bed with my dog and Netflix, and I asked … ‘Is this my life? Am I really going to sit here and watch movies by directors that I want to work with instead of going?’
“And then I thought, ‘Yeah. I am. That is my life. And I feel so blessed.’”
Rose also told Galore that her gender-bending style can be a bit of a detriment to her landing roles.
“Trying to convince a director or producer that I should play the lead in an action role — badass, street kid, lesbian, troubled type, or say, a fighter … you get the idea — that’s not the hardest challenge,” she said.
“What is a more difficult challenge is convincing someone to give me a shot to transform, and to trust in my ability to lose myself in a role.
“There is no reason I can’t play, for example, a Stepford Mom, or play a man’s wife, or a mother or teacher.”