Laura Dern Needed a 'Full Security Detail' After Starring on Ellen DeGeneres' Coming-Out Episode

Laura Dern Needed a 'Full Security Detail' After Starring on Ellen DeGeneres' Coming-Out Episode
More than 20 years later, Laura Dern is reflecting on her appearance on Ellen DeGeneres‘ historic coming-out episode.

The Little Big Lies actress, 52, opened up about playing a gay character on sitcome Ellen in an interview with Vulture published Monday, telling the outlet required a security protection amid the backlash the 1997 episode received.

Dern, who guest-starred on the TV series as a lesbian who helps DeGeneres’ character realize that she’s also gay, said she first received calls from “a couple of advisers in Hollywood who were out gay men” telling her “to not do it” when she first agreed to the role.
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