“I had started questioning my sexuality as a result of being in the writers’ room and talking about all the themes on the show. I was still very confused, but I knew the attraction between us felt magnetic. We spent a couple of weeks together before Christmas on that first episode, and then I came back to New York in February. On set it’s a bunch of women, so everyone’s hugging and touching. It’s a very affectionate place. I’d fallen into this alternate universe, but I thought I’d go home and it’d disappear. But Samira was still so present for me.”
“What I’ve learned most from traveling while shooting Sense8 is that humans are all the same. Everybody gets married or mourns the loss of a loved one, but it just looks different. A wedding in India is very different than a wedding here, but it’s still a wedding. It’s because it looks different that people get scared. They try to label it because they don’t understand it.”
People still talk shit. But it’s like, why does it make you feel gross? You can watch a kid get bombed and not do anything about it, but you can’t watch me kiss my girlfriend? Go fuck yourself. — Lauren Jauregui for Out Magazine.
“Putting a label in front of someone’s job title with their gender or race — that’s the opposite of understanding who that person is. The only thing that should go before ‘actress’ is ‘award-winning.’”
attended the Out Magazine #Power50 event last night; blows my mind that i was included in the list - i don’t take it lightly. to me, it isn’t acknowledgment that the work is done, it’s encouragement to keep going. honored & humbled. ✨