Tessa Thompson is opening up about her sexuality. In an interview with Variety about her new movie Thor: Love and Thunder, the 38-year-old actress discussed the importance of normalizing LGBTQIA+ characters and the impact her own coming out has had on her fans. Click inside to read more… When asked when Valkyrie would find her own love interest in the films, Tessa replied, “You can’t hurry love.” “You know, she’s flirty.
She’s out in the world. She’s ready for love,” she added of the character. “She’s definitely single and ready to mingle, but she also, I think, when the time is right.
And I think in terms of the representation that we talk about in the MCU, I think a part of really being able to normalize queer characters, LBGTQIA characters, is to allow them to exist in their humanity.
And that doesn’t always mean that they’re in love or in a partnership because plenty of us know that sometimes you’re not. So, yeah, we’ll see if she finds love.” She also discussed what it was like hearing fans say that her own decision to be open about being bisexual had allowed them to feel more comfortable in their own sexual orientation. “That’s been tremendous.