Spoiler Alert: In Deadpool 2 actress Brianna Hildebrand’s character Negasonic Teenage Warhead introduces her girlfriend Yukio played by Shiro Kutsuna to Deadpool and the audience.
And Deadpool, played by Ryan Reynolds does not even bat an eye at her, matter of fact, Deadpool and Yukio are spotted sharing a sweet bond whenever they appear together on the screen.
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Hildebrand who identifies as gay in real life is the first openly gay character in the Marvel universe, and she is getting a lot of support from Reynolds who also serves as a producer in the sequel. This reportedly made things more comfortable for her.
During an interview with Playboy, the actress shared that the Deadpool hero emailed her asking how she felt about the new twist. Hildebrand gushed as she added that she was so glad that he asked her and felt amazing about it but even if he had not asked her, she would still have been like ‘Wow.’
However, for the actress, experiences have not been the same with other publicists. She told Playboy:
I remember going to a few different publicists and that being on the forefront of their mind, like ‘How would you like to go about this? We can keep this under wraps, if that’s what you would like.' It just kind of surprised me a little bit because I was like, ‘I didn’t suggest that.’ I’m totally fine with who I am. I know that that’s how Hollywood used to work. But they didn’t really know me—maybe they thought I was [private]. I’d rather just be like, ‘This is what it is.’
Hildebrand is in a relationship with Jonneke Grisham, a set decorator, and the pair is very open about the relationship. Their Instagram is filled with pictures of one another which are adorable.