Actress Cynthia Erivo has opened up about her sexuality in a new interview, revealing she’s bisexual.
That widows Star, who has previously described herself as queer, shared a powerful message with fans.
Speak with British Vogue for the 2022 Pride Celebration issue of the magazine, Erivo said: “[Many LGBTQ+ people] still feel the need to constantly justify why we deserve to be treated as equal beings, when the only difference is that we love and express ourselves differently.
“Instead of being punished for it, we should be commended for being brave. That is the most important thing: giving people the space to fully express themselves as they are.”
The actor shared images from the magazine on Instagram.
In a post alongside the pictures, she wrote, “Nerves and fear have prevented me from sharing all that I am and today with Pride and with wonderful people by my side, I share a little more.”
Erivo is also a singer and songwriter and was nominated for two Oscars in 2019 (for Best Actress and Best Original Song, both for the film Harriet).
Her biggest screen role yet comes next year as Erivo will play the lead role of Elphaba in the screen adaptation of the hit musical Evilto Ariana Grande.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/cynthia-erivo-bisexual-lgbt-b2115394.html Cynthia Erivo: Widows Star Comes Out As Bisexual And Shares LGBT+ Pride Message