Raven-Symone Recalls Playing A Lesbian In Movie: I Was Scared For My Mom To See Me Kiss A Girl
Raven-Symone is getting real about a time she played a lesbian in a film, discussing the role with Garcelle Beauvais. While on Going To Bed With Garcelle, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star recalled the time when she and Raven-Symone both starred in the movie A Girl Like Grace. In that movie, Raven-Symone played a mean girl that bullied Grace and her friend but was also revealed to be a lesbian.
“We did ‘A Girl Like Grace’ together. A movie where your character played a character I’ve never seen you play before. You were a b!t*h [laughing].
Garcelle Beauvais continued:
“You were kind of a round the way girl and your character was also… a lesbian, and a bully. Were you afraid for that character?”
“I was scared. I was scared for my mom to see it. I was scared for my mom to see me kiss a girl on screen.”
Garcelle then asked:
“How was that?”
Raven responded by saying:
That was a lot of mixed emotions that I’m still ironing out. Nothing wrong with it, it’s just when I watch it, I see the clip where I’m shaking and it’s like my legs spread open. I’m like ‘Oh My gosh!'”
“I love that scene.”
That’s all [that] you’ll ever see of my body, ever.
After years of speculation regarding her sexual orientation, Raven-Symone seemingly put those rumors to rest in 2013 when she tweeted about Gay marriage being legalized.
The child star actress tweeted:
“I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you.”
Before making this public statement, Raven-Symone had previously stated that it was no one business, but her and her partner’s when it comes to her sexual identification.
In May 2012, she tweeted:
“My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I’m datings to know. I’m not one for a public display of my life.”
Since coming out, Raven has become more open about her sexuality and advocating for the LGBTQ community. During their interview, Garcelle praised Raven paving away for young people like herself:
You’re who you are. And you are also letting other young people who are following you to be who they are.
Raven then, replied:
It’s hard though. I remember my mom used to be like he’s so sexy, and I’m like, but she’s sexy too. Why don’t you say that? Why am I the only one thinking that she’s sexy too? But, you’re only talking about him. Is something wrong with me?
But, it’s those internal conversation that you have when your younger that we’re not taught to listen to correctly, and it gets us a little bit fuzzy when we get older.
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