Simply because Raven-Symoné is a proud nonbinary in actual life doesn’t imply she has to play one onscreen.
The previous youngster star is opening up about how she turned down the Disney channel’s try and make her Raven’s Dwelling character a member of the LGBTQ neighborhood. Raven has starred within the spin-off since 2017 and didn’t need her Raven Baxter function to intermingle into her personal life, NY Put up studies.
“I feel Disney wished her to be queer at first, and I simply didn’t really feel snug doing that,” Raven advised Them.
“They have been like, ‘Would you like Raven to be homosexual?’ I stated, ‘Why?’ [And they said,] ‘Since you are.’ I stated, ‘Unhealthy, unhealthy purpose. That’s a nasty purpose,’ ” The Cosby Present star shared.
However in response to Raven, who has performed the function 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 sort of sexual id state of affairs within the priors,” Raven stated. “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 good friend Chelsea (Anneliese van der Pol).
“Raven Baxter’s not homosexual,” Raven stated.
“It doesn’t matter what the primary 4 seasons regarded like, with me and Chelsea sleeping in the identical room and us elevating a household collectively. OK, that’s not the case. We’re pals. Who sleep in the identical room.”
Raven’s Dwelling 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of That’s So Raven, the Disney Channel present that first premiered again in 2003 when Raven was about 18 years outdated. The sitcom got here to an finish in 2007, and the sequel premiered 10 years later.
The spinoff is at the moment in its fifth season on the Disney Channel.