Friday, June 29, 2018

Tessa Thompson on the Cover of Net-A-Porter's 'The Edit' Magazine

Regardless of what people think about her sexuality, which is really no one's business, Tessa Thompson is out here living her best life with a solid career & style behind it. The 'Sorry to Bother You' & 'Creed II' actress is the latest star on the cover of Net-a-Porter's 'The Edit magazine. On the cover which was shot by Nagi Sakai, Tessa is wearing RICHARD QUINN FALL 2018, BALMAIN boots and KENNETH JAY LANE earrings. In the issue, she talks race, sexuality and 'vibrating on the same frequency' as Janelle Monáe and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview. For more on Tessa's feature, visit

Top A.W.A.K.E.; pants Maison Margiela; earring (sold as pair) Laura Lombardi

On her relationship with Janelle Monae:
It’s tricky, because Janelle and I are just really private people and we’re both trying to navigate how you reconcile wanting to have that privacy and space, and also wanting to use your platform and influence. I can take things for granted because of my family – it’s so free and you can be anything that you want to be. I’m attracted to men and also to women. If I bring a woman home, [or] a man, we don’t even have to have the discussion. That was something I was conscientious of in terms of this declaration around Janelle and myself. I want everyone else to have that freedom and support that I have from my loved ones. But so many people don’t. So, do I have a responsibility to talk about that? Do I have a responsibility to say in a public space that this is my person? We love each other deeply. We’re so close, we vibrate on the same frequency. If people want to speculate about what we are, that’s okay. It doesn’t bother me.

On Janelle Monae's 'Dirty Computer' album:
I get text messages from friends that are like, ‘Would you please let Janelle know I came out to my family because of her? I think that work is really helping people and probably saving some lives.

On fashion:
It’s become sort of a thing for actresses to be like, ‘A red carpet? Pshaw, I’d rather be in sweats,’ but I love to be in a dress.

Dress Cédric Charlier; earring (sold as pair) Laura Lombardi

Credit: Net-A-Porter

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