Exclusive Interview: Catching Up with Kristanna Loken
At its core, acting is really just a grand lie told in the name of entertainment. It’s a bit incongruous, then, that when actors walk off the stage, we expect the opposite from them: the truth. We want to know who they are and what they stand for — and Kristanna Loken is one of the few actors who tells us.
Loken, who publicly came out as bisexual four years ago, has appeared in T3: Rise of the Machines, Painkiller Jane and The L Word. She also starred in Lime Salted Love, an independent film that became available on DVD last month.
In this exclusive interview with AfterEllen.com, Loken opens up for the first time about her separation from husband Noah Danby and about the new love in her life.
AfterEllen.com: I understand a lot has changed in your personal life in the nearly two years since we last spoke.
AE: The change must have been so dramatic for you, from having all the comforts of a traditional marriage, to now being with a woman again.
But then the more I felt myself breaking up with Noah and being with this woman and looking at something long term, I understood what my mom meant, just with discrimination and the fight for marriage equality. It is the road less traveled, absolutely, and everybody’s not going to be OK with the choices you make in your life, but they’re your choices, and you’re not making them for anybody else. That was one of the important things for me to understand and come to terms with.
AE: Unfortunately, your relationships come under greater scrutiny because you’re one of the few out bisexual actresses.
AE: And you simply fell in love with a woman.
AE: Is she willing to be in the public eye?
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