Actress Portia de Rossi says she didn't
want to be a lesbian.
The 40-year-old de Rossi came out gay
in 2005 and married funny lady Ellen DeGeneres in 2008.
But in a revealing interview with
Amanda De Cadenet recorded last year for her Lifetime series The
Conversation with Amanda De Cadenet, de Rossi says she thought
lesbians were “strange.”
“I just didn't want to be a lesbian,”
de Rossi said. “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
and 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,” she added. (The video is embedded on
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Conversation with Amanda De Cadenet premieres Sunday,
November 10 on cabler Lifetime.