Ellen Page Talks About Coming Out While Baring Abs on Flare’s June 2014 Cover
While posing for the Canadian publication, the “Inception” beauty opened up about her decision to come out and why it was so difficult.
Check out a few highlights from Ellen’s interview below and for more, head over to Flare!
On coming out as gay:
"The more time went by, the more something just happened, and Oh my god—I want to love someone freely and walk down the street and hold my girl- friend’s hand.”
On the difficult decision:
“You think you’re in a place where you’re all I’m thrilled to be gay, I have no issues about being gay anymore, I don’t feel shame about being gay, but you actually do. You’re just not fully aware of it. I think I still felt scared about people knowing. I felt awkward around gay people; I felt guilty for not being myself.”
On Hollywood’s double standard:
“You hear things like, ‘People shouldn’t know about your life because you’re creating an illusion on-screen.’ But I don’t see other actresses going to great lengths to hide their heterosexuality. That’s an unfair double standard.”
On “X-Men: Days of Future Past”:
“I was interested in experiencing what that kind of film- making meant. The amazing thing about X-Men is that, despite the extremity of the circumstance and the superhero nature of it, the story is deeply human and deeply moving. Kitty is rad and tough and strong, especially in this new one—she’s older and her abilities have evolved. She has more of an edge because of what she’s been dealing with. They’re essentially running for their lives in a decimated, post-apocalyptic future.”
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