Mara Wilson, child star of movies such as Mrs Doubtfire and Matilda, has taken to Twitter to come out as “bi/queer".
The 28-year-old says she felt compelled to clarify her sexuality after expressing her sadness over the Orlando gay nightclub shooting that took the lives of 49 people last Sunday.
Posting an image of herself taken at a gay club when she was 18 years old, she admitted that after years of identifying as straight she had now been leaning towards the 'bi/queer label lately'.
“I haven’t been to one since college, except once when a friend brought me along. I didn’t feel like I belonged there,” she Tweeted.
“But the LGBTQ community has always felt like home, especially a few years later when I, uh, learned something about myself.”
When a follower asked her whether she identified as bisexual, non-binary, she referred to the Kinsey scale,“Let me put it this way: I’m a 2.”
A No. 2 person is “predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual.”
“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,” she wrote. “Your support is much appreciated. I will say, though, I’m still gonna be pretty private about my relationships, as I always have been.”
The former child star is now a writer and playwright after stepping away from her acting career following the death of her mother.