• Matilda's Mara Wilson opens up about her sexuality. (Twitter)Source: Twitter
“Let me put it this way: I’m a 2," said Wilson, referring to the Kinsey scale.
Sarah Norton

15 Jun 2016 - 11:07 AM  UPDATED 15 Jun 2016 - 11:07 AM

In the wake of the Orlando massacre, former child star Mara Wilson has taken to Twitter to open up about her sexuality.

Wilson, who is best known for her role as Natalie Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire and as Matilda in the movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel Matilda, posted the following photo of herself in a gay club to Twitter, noting that while she identified as straight at the time, she still felt very welcomed.

Wilson continued her message to her followers, saying that the LGBTQIA+ community had always felt like home, adding a sly: “especially a few years later when I, uh, learned something about myself.”

When asked to clarify what she meant, Wilson replied with the simple explanation "I'm a 2", referring to the Kinsey scale. The Kinsey scale identifies your sexuality from 0 - 6, with a zero being someone who identifies as solely heterosexual and a six being someone who identifies solely as homosexual. According to the scale, as a “2”, Wilson identifies as "predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual". She also acknowledged that while many people "don't like" the Kinsey scale, she is "pragmatic at heart" finds "comfort in numbers".

The former actress said while she "*used* to identify as mostly straight", but has been embracing "the Bi/Queer label lately".

Wilson then explained that she will continue to stay private about her personal life from here on, and thanked everyone for their support.

With that, Wilson wrapped up the conversation, sharing a link to a GoFundMe page raising money to help support the victims of the Pulse club shooting.

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