Former “Parks And Recreation” star Aubrey Plaza has come out as bisexual in an interview with The Advocate.
The 32-year-old actress tells the LGBTQ magazine, “I know I have an androgynous thing going on, and there’s something masculine about my energy. Girls are into me – that’s no secret. Hey, I’m into them too. I fall in love with girls and guys. I can’t help it.”
“My family’s always been very open,” she explains. “I have a gay aunt and a gay uncle, and I grew up thinking that everyone had a gay aunt or uncle. My younger sister is a lesbian, so it’s just in my blood, I guess. She came out to me when she was 17 or 18, and for, like, a millisecond I was surprised. Then I replayed our entire life in my mind, and I was like, ‘Of course! Of course I know that!'”
Plaza spoke about her performance in the 2015 movie “Addicted To Love” in which she played a lesbian character, calling her role “less about pretending to be a lesbian and more about portraying a human being with a massive crush on Natasha Lyonne’s character. Natasha’s a friend, and she called me up, like, ‘Do you want to come do a movie and make-out with me?’ I have a major crush on her in real life, so it was fun.”
The actress, who is currently starring in theatres in the raunchy wedding comedy “Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates”, compared her tastes to “an older gay man.”
“My tastes are like an older gay man’s, and I think that’s who I really am,” she says. “Like, I grew up obsessed with Judy Garland, and I was also obsessed with how much she meant to her following.”