Tessa Thompson involved in crash with monster truck
Tessa Thompson got hit by “a big monster truck” on New Year’s Eve (12.31.20).
The 37-year-old actress thought she was heading for a “totally safe” weekend with a friend but got into a car accident with a huge vehicle.
Speaking on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, she said: “I drove up a mountain to go to a cabin, and I thought, This will be totally safe because I won’t see anybody.
“But I got into a car accident, so I did have a socially distanced interaction.
“I got hit by a big monster truck on the highway. Let’s put it this way. It is as ‘monster’ as a truck could be, driving with a regular commercial license. I got hit, but I’m safe, obviously, and actually, the driver was very lovely in the end.”
The ‘Westworld’ star insisted she wasn’t too upset by the crash because it was more “pleasant” than previous vehicle collisions she’s been involved with.
She said: “I feel like I’m so used to car accidents because I was born and raised in Los Angeles, so it feels like accidents are my birthright.
“I’ve had many of them. But this was a pleasant one.”
The ‘Sylvie’s Love’ actress is an outspoken supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, launched the #4PercentChallenge from Time’s Up and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, asking Hollywood to hire more female directors, and has taken part in the Pass The Mic challenge on Instagram but Tessa doesn’t care if people think she is too outspoken.
She recently said: “I don’t think any artist necessarily has a responsibility to try being an agent of change. But, for me, it’s always been something that feels compelling. And if there’s a risk in speaking up, it’s always felt worth it. I’m just continuing to try to learn how to show up in those spaces and to pass the mic to folks who know a lot more than me.
“Anyone who wouldn’t want to work with me because I’m a person at this time fighting [that] the value and dignity of Black lives need to be protected… I really don’t want to work with them. It’s my life and it’s important that my core values line up with my creative ecosystem.”
This article originally ran on celebretainment.com.