WATCH: Portia de Rossi - 'I Just Didn't Want to Be a Lesbian'

By: SheWired Editors
November 04 2013 5:33 PM

Portia de Rossi went from fearing being out to becoming one of the most visible lesbians on the planet, and she recently chatted with British TV host Amanda de Cadenet about it in a new interview series called The Conversation, according to Towleroad.

In her interview with de Cadenet, de Rossi admits "I just didn't want to be a lesbian.”

She goes on to say, “I'd never met one for a start and I just thought they were strange and that they hated men and they were very serious...I had these ridiculous images in my head and there were no out celebrities or politicians or anybody that I could look to and go, 'Oh, I could be like that'...There was nobody that I could say, 'I could date her and I want to be like her'...I just kind of thought I don't want to live like this. I don't have to, I don't need to, I just shut down the emotional life."

Watch snippets of the interview below. 

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