Star of Netflix’s Baby Reindeer makes huge personal announcement

Baby reindeer Star Jessica Gunning has made a surprising personal confession.

Gunning, who took the world by storm with her role in the hit Netflix series, spoke about the moment she admitted later in life that she was a lesbian.

The actress recalled her coming out in 2022 at the age of 36, describing how she understood more about her journey and how she told her loved ones.

“I actually came out in November 2022 and that was a mega, mega thing for me,” Gunning said at the Regency with Josh Smith Podcasts.

“I’m surrounded by gay people, all my friends are gay, so it wasn’t like I was repressing anything. I just thought I couldn’t, and I still can’t express it properly,” she continued.

“But yeah, I realized I’m a big old gay man, and I thought, ‘That’s how it was. That’s how it is.'”

The actress described her coming out as “liberating” and said a particular scene in Baby reindeer ultimately, it was an exact reflection of her own.

“That was a huge moment where everything clicked and I made sense to myself, because for so long I had thought – and I’m a larger woman – and I thought maybe it was because of my size that I felt a little bit out of place or along for the ride,” she said.

“But when I realized that, I thought, ‘No, that’s it.’ That was the most liberating thing.”

She continued: “And there is actually a really emotional thing in Baby reindeer where Donny talks about how he slept in his parents’ house for the first time [after opening up about his ordeal]and I told my family on Christmas that year and slept ten hours that night.”

Gunning also spoke about her close “bond” with co-star and creator Richard Gadd.

“We have a very special connection and [I] “I really care about him,” she said. “The impact that episode four in particular has had on viewers has been amazing to be a part of and I’m so proud of him.”

Gunning added: “I think he was really honest and brave in the way he told that story and people talk to him all the time about opening up to family members for the first time and just find it incredible.”

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