Aubrey Plaza swings both ways. The Parks and Rec alum told The Advocate during a recent interview that she’s bisexual.
“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,” Plaza said when asked if women come onto her often. “I fall in love with girls and guys.”
The Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates actress, 32, explained that growing up, she felt like she was meant to be “an older gay man.”
“I think that’s truly who I really am,” she dished to the mag. “Like, I grew up obsessed with Judy Garland, and I was also obsessed with how much she meant to her following.”
The comedy star was also surrounded and encouraged by the LGBT community growing up.
“There was this gay community [in Wilmington, Delaware] that really welcomed me,” she said while talking about her theater background. “All my friends were gay. I went to an all-girls Catholic school in a very conservative neighborhood, but I felt at 12, 13 that my home was this theater and that those were my people.”
Her family could also relate.
“[They’ve] always been very open,” she continued of her upbringing. “I have a gay aunt and a gay uncle. … My younger sister is a lesbian, so it’s just in my blood, I guess,” she shared. “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!’”
Although she got to date Chris Pratt on Parks and Rec, during a 2013 interview with GQ, Plaza joked about her lack of a dating life. “I am the last person on earth I’d ever go on a date with,” she told the magazine, adding that her ideal first date would be to not go on the date at all.
“Even though I have my own insecurities,” she concluded to The Advocate, “I’ve always had this mission of disrupting social norms.”
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