Ellen Page Is in Escape Mode
By Tyler Coates | June 27, 2016
It’s less clear, however, how Page sees the world; the phone interview obviously prohibits a sense of understanding. But even if we had met in person, it’s likely that Page, who seems as much an introvert as her on-screen persona is extroverted, would be similarly aloof. After all, she’s been in this business long enough, having gotten her start as a child actress in her native Canada. It’s probably why, despite approaching 30, she maintains a sense of spritely youthfulness balanced with the wisdom of an actor whose career spans almost two decades. She’s dealt with the experience of compartmentalizing public and private lives—two years ago, she broke that barrier when she came out publicly in a speech during a Human Rights Campaign conference. It was the second closet from which Page, like many celebrities before her, had to come out. “First of all, I thought everyone knew,” she says. “But it was still probably one of the most nerve-wracking and emotional moments in my life. It’s interesting, because I thought, ‘Oh, I’m okay, I’m not carrying anything anymore, I’ve dealt with this!’ And then I had to read [that speech] so many times so I was able to get through it. There is something shocking about it that in a way it was a good experience to have, because we can sometimes forgot where we are storing a lot of that emotion.”
It’s funny, though, that the private life of an actor is something to which his or her fans—or anyone who has seen them on camera—feel entitled to have access. Page says that her public admission of that aspect of her personal life did feel like a weight lifted from her shoulders; she’s even parlayed it, in a way, into a hosting gig: she co-starred in the Vice series Gaycation, traveling across the globe to examine the lives of queer people in places beyond our increasingly comfortable and accepting borders. As an actor, Page has learned to avoid those “Ellen emotions” in order to get the work done. As a private person, albeit a recognizable one, Page must keep something to herself, especially in a world in which so much of her is readily available to parse and interpret without her control. She lets her various alter egos speak for her instead. It’s less of an escape as much as it is a healthy retreat, another stop on her own emotional journey.
Another gorgeous photo has been released photographed by Thomas Laisne for a back issue of Ugc Illimité Magazine.
Ellen Page has already arrived at the Sundance Film Festival and we can see that she’s been doing a lot of press for her film Tallulah with Sian Heder, the writer and director of the film.
You can also follow us on Twitter as we tweet everything as soon as news hits! Tallulah will be premiering tomorrow afternoon (Jan 23) so stay tuned for all the press and event photos!
Videos released from the Deadline‘s Sundance panel and the Hollywood Reporter‘s interview are in our 2016 video playlist below:
Tonight! Ellen will be a guest on Off Camera with Sam Jones! Tune in on AUDIENCE Network at 8PM
Sam Jones talks to actress-producer Ellen Page about the experience of making her new film “Freeheld,” and the impact of her 2014 decision to come out as gay on her work as an artist and her future career.
Brand new preview:
Page was also presented with the HRC Vanguard Award at the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner by the wonderful Allison Janney. Absolutely well deserved! Check out her beautiful speech below. You can find the lovely photos from the night here!
A couple of wonderful articles recently written by Kate Aurthur of Buzzfeed and these are very long and thorough so do check out the links below!
Ellen is also featured on the cover of She Magazine with Julianne Moore with a 4 page article on Freeheld! The full magazine is available to read Free on the official website!
“Freeheld” hits cinemas today! + Everything that’s happened in the last 24 hours (Photos/Interviews/Videos)
We are absolutely ecstatic to share that Freeheld hits the first round of cinemas today! You can have a listen to Miley Cyrus‘ beautiful new track “Hands of Love” (in full) released just 2 hours ago via Vevo!
Below is a cute little clip via @freeheldmovie:
— Freeheld Movie (@freeheldmovie) September 30, 2015
Ellen was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers (Oct 1) last night. We have the first clip below:
Along with lost of photos we have added to our photo gallery –
+ Late Night with Seth Meyers – Oct 1 (HQ) (courtesy of jessicalange.org)
+ SRF Virus Photo Session – ZFF
+ Todd Plitt for USA Today
+ Good Morning America – Sept 30 (HQ)
+ Graeme Mitchell for NYTimes (HQ)
+ Backstage Magazine Photoshoot by Matt Doyle