Simply because Raven-Symoné is a proud nonbinary in actual life doesn’t imply she has to play one onscreen.
The previous baby star is opening up about how she turned down the Disney channel’s try and make her Raven’s House character a member of the LGBTQ group. Raven has starred within the spin-off since 2017 and didn’t need her Raven Baxter position to intermingle into her non-public life, NY Submit reviews.
“I believe Disney needed her to be queer to start with, and I simply didn’t really feel snug doing that,” Raven instructed Them.
“They have been like, ‘Would you like Raven to be homosexual?’ I mentioned, ‘Why?’ [And they said,] ‘Since you are.’ I mentioned, ‘Dangerous, dangerous cause. That’s a nasty cause,’ ” The Cosby Present star shared.
However in line with Raven, who has performed the position since 2003, Raven Baxter by no means addressed her sexual orientation prior to now, so why now?
“No, Raven Baxter by no means exhibited any kind of sexual identification scenario within the priors,” Raven mentioned. “I’m not being myself on this present; I’m being a personality.”
In real-life, Raven has been married to her spouse Miranda Maday since 2020. Nonetheless, on the present, Raven Baxter is a divorced mother of two elevating her kids along with her finest buddy Chelsea (Anneliese van der Pol).
“Raven Baxter’s not homosexual,” Raven mentioned.
“It doesn’t matter what the primary 4 seasons seemed like, with me and Chelsea sleeping in the identical room and us elevating a household collectively. OK, that’s not the case. We’re buddies. Who sleep in the identical room.”
Raven’s House is a reboot/spin-off of That’s So Raven, the Disney Channel present that first premiered again in 2003 when Raven was about 18 years previous. The sitcom got here to an finish in 2007, and the sequel premiered 10 years later.
The spinoff is at present in its fifth season on the Disney Channel.