"Yes, when it first came up I was 21; I quite closeted, and I will say the journey, if I may, of making the film did correlate and parallel with my own," she told Conan. "And it's people like Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree, who the film is about, who inspire you. They did something crucial and important and in a time of unimaginable difficulty. They inspire you to do the right thing, for yourself, to be a happier person, and to do the right thing for the community, to be a visible person for the community. I feel grateful to be a part of their story and, no, I can't imagine being closeted and playing this character."