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Tessa Thompson on Janelle Monae: 'We Love Each Other Deeply'

Tessa Thompson models a high-fashion Richard Quinn dress on the cover of PorterEdit‘s new issue.

Here is what the 33-year-old Sorry to Bother You actress had to share with the mag, including some quotes about her long-rumored relationship with Janelle Monae:

On her relationship with Janelle: “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 why Monae’s Dirty Computer album is important for the LGBTQ community: “I get text messages from friends which 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 her struggle with wanting to protect her privacy and be outspoken about her sexuality: “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.”

On her family’s support of her relationships: “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?”

For more from Tessa, visit Net-a-Porter.com!

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Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer & More Open BAMcinemaFest with 'Sorry To Bother You' Premiere!

Tessa Thompson keeps it chic and sophisticated while hitting the red carpet at the premiere of her latest film Sorry To Bother You held during the 2018 BAMcinemaFest Opening Night at BAM Harvey Theater on Wednesday (June 20) in New York City.

The 34-year-old actress was joined at the event by her co-stars Armie Hammer, Lakeith Stanfield, Jermaine Fowler, Steven Yeun, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews and the film’s writer-director Boots Riley,

Also in attendance to show their support was Joshua Jackson, Chris Rock, AnnaSophia Robb, Michael Urie and Margarita Levieva.

Sorry To Bother You, which hits select theaters on July 6, follows a young African-American man who decides to adopt a “white voice” for his job as a telemarketer – Watch the trailer here!

FYI: Tessa is wearing a Thom Browne outfit and Carelle jewelry.

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'Creed II' Trailer Brings Your Favorite Characters Back for More - Watch Now!

The first trailer for Creed II has finally debuted!

Here’s a synopsis of the sequel: Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.

Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Dolph Lundgren, and more star in the film, hitting theaters on November 21.

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Tessa Thompson & Lakeith Stanfield Screen Their Movie 'Sorry to Bother You' for NYC Tastemakers!

Tessa Thompson poses for a photo with co-star Lakeith Stanfield at the tastemaker screening for their new movie Sorry To Bother You on Tuesday (June 19) at the Tribeca Screening Room in New York City.

Also stepping out for the event were co-stars Jermaine Fowler and Terry Crews, director Boots Riley, and moderator Charlamagne the God.

The movie, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, is set to hit theaters on July 6.

Sorry To Bother You follows a young African-American man who decides to adopt a “white voice” for his job as a telemarketer.

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Tessa Thompson & Lakeith Stanfield Are Matching Co-Stars at MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018!

Tessa Thompson and Lakeith Stanfield are joined by director Boots Riley on the red carpet for the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards on Saturday (June 16) at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

The actors are starring together in the upcoming movie Sorry To Bother You and they were matching in red outfits!

Sorry To Bother You was a hit at Sundance earlier this year and it will be hitting theaters on July 6.

Lakeith just started posting on Instagram to promote the movie. He shared that he named his car Tesla Thompson after his co-star!

FYI: Tessa is wearing a Rosie Assoulin look, custom Stuart Weitzman shoes, an Alfeya Valrina clutch, and jewelry by Effy and Melinda Maria. Lakeith is wearing a Dolce&Gabbana suit, XIV Karats Cuban link necklaces, a Beladora vintage pin, and David Yurman rings.

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