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    Emily Hampshire Talked About How A Scene In "Schitt's Creek" Helped Her Realize She Identifies As Pansexual

    "I didn't know this."

    You know Emily Hampshire from classic TV shows like Schitt's Creek — and you probably know that she identifies as pansexual.

    Emily Hampshire holds a thin white item between her fingsers
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    On a recent episode of 4D With Demi Lovato, the actor explained to Demi how a scene from the show's first season helped her realize how she identifies.

    Hampshire holds a clipboard while standing next to Daniel Levy, who is holding a travel brochure
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    The scene in question is from the Season 1 episode "Honeymoon," in which David (Dan Levy) explains to Stevie (Hampshire) that he's pansexual while discussing wine. You can watch it below.

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    "I had never heard the word pansexual before,” she explained. “I’ve always considered myself super knowledgeable about LGBTQ+ stuff just because everybody in my life, my friends, are all mostly LGBTQ+ people, but I didn’t know this.”

    Levy and Hampshire sit at a couch together
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    “Cut to about five years later. I was dating someone, and I saw on these message boards people being like, ‘Is Stevie a lesbian?’ ‘Is Emily gay?’ ‘Who’s Emily?'”

    Hampshire and Levy stand in their soap store in Schitt's Creek
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    “I said to Dan, I was like, ‘This is so weird. What am I?’ Because I truly just fell in love with a person, and where they were on the gender spectrum did not matter to me. And since then it really doesn’t matter to me. I have to like the person. I’m really attracted to a person’s vibe.”

    Levy holds a bag of groceries while standing in front of Hampshire
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    “He was like, ‘You’re pansexual. Don’t you watch our show?'”

    Rizwan Manji stands next to Hampshire on Schitt's Creek
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    Hampshire went on to tell Lovato about the importance of visibility, while also stating, “On the other hand, my utopian world is like, ‘You don’t have to identify yourself as anything.’"

    Emily Hampshire wears a tuxedo dress at a red carpet event
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    "I don’t have to say I’m pansexual, bisexual, anything. I get why we have to now. But also with pronouns, my utopian world would be like, ‘We’re just human.'”

    Hampshire poses for a photo on the red carpet while wearing a dress
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    Watch the entire interview here.