Rumors have been swirling, to say the least, of actress Tessa Thompson's involvement with pop-star Janelle Monáe ever since the pair have been seen often together, and especially since Thompson appeared all throughout Monáe's "emotion picture," a 48-minute music video for her latest album, Dirty Computer.
Janelle Monáe came out as pansexual, or as she told Rolling Stone, "a free ass-motherf**ker," on the record, and a new feature with Net-A-Porter showed her co-star and rumored flame Tessa Thompson opening up about her sexuality as well.
Every character I play is part Beyoncé. https://t.co/bVApMWlf3I— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) June 27, 2018
“This is not just a job, this is my life,’ Thompson declared. “So, I’m like, how do I want to spend it? What do I want my story to be?” She most recently
Thompson spoke about her involvement with Monáe's Dirty Computer, stating, "
“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,” Thompson continued. “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?”
“We love each other deeply,” she reveals about her relationship with Monáe. “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.”
It is unclear when Thompson will return to her role as Valkyrie, but with her character being a massive fan favorite, she's sure to play her once again.
Her new film, Sorry to Bother You, co-starring Atlanta's Lakeith Stanfield and Call Me By Your Name's Armie Hammer, hits theaters on July 6th.