Maria Bello: “The only labels that really matter are the ones I give myself”


This week on GLAAD's video series, GLAAD: All Access, host Claire Pires interviewed actress Maria Bello about her new book, "Whatever...Love is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves."

In November 2013, Bello wrote a column for the "Modern Love" section of The New York Times called "Coming Out as a Modern Family" about her family. The column garnered thousands of comments, which prompted her to write a book called Whatever...Love is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves. The book allows Bello to explore various aspects of her life. For example, each chapter starts with a question like "Am I a Catholic?" and "Am I LGBT or W?" (The "W" stands for "whatever.")

In this interview, Bello talks about her commitment to the LGBT community, women's rights, her faith, and shares how the experience of writing the book has changed her.