Mara Wilson, the actress who is now 28 but probably best known for her work in the 90’s as a child actor on hit movies Matilda, Miracle on 34th Street, and Mrs. Doubtfire, revealed on Twitter that she is bisexual.
Wilson was commenting on the Orlando tragedy when she noted her experiences at gay clubs and how welcoming the community was of her. She shared a picture of herself at a club and wrote: “Me at a gay club when I was eighteen. I feel embarrassed looking at it now…Being a ‘straight girl’ where I clearly didn’t belong, but I will say, I felt so welcomed there…. I have never had a better experience at a club than I did then. Great music and people. And one of my friends met his partner that night….
The LGBTQ community has always felt like home…. Especially a few years later when I, uh, learned something about myself.”
Her statement which obviously hinted at something was further clarified with her additional tweets: “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….I said I *used* to identify as mostly straight. I’ve embraced the Bi/Queer label lately.”
After receiving quite a bit of attention on Twitter and other social media, mostly positive but some criticism for supposedly taking advantage of the Orlando tragedy in order to get attention, Wilson decided to stop discussing the topic of her sexuality, at least for now. She explained: “ANYWAY I have no interest in doing interviews about this at the moment, at least not with people I don’t know personally… If I am going to talk about this right now, it will be my own words. My own writing. Please respect that…. I think I’m going to stay off Twitter for a few days. I had no idea this would be such a thing, but I guess it’s flattering.”
We look forward to hearing from Mara again soon!