Ellen Page & Evan Rachel Wood: Lunch Ladies in LA

Posted Monday February 24, 2014 3:30 PM GMT

Treating themselves to a leisurely afternoon, Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood grabbed some grub together on Sunday (February 23).

The “Wrestler” mommy was a bit annoyed to see shutterbugs nearby as she and the “Juno” star chatted about their upcoming project “Into the Forest.”

Earlier this month, Ellen came out as gay during her speech at the Time to THRIVE event and she’s received an overwhelming positive response.

“Lord of the Rings” living legend Sir Ian McKellen told press, "All this has come to a happy conclusion, hasn't it? With Ellen Page - Kitty Pryde - coming out. That gladdened my heart so much. For people who are lonely… reading that about someone whose career they follow is a little bit of a help and encouragement to them to think it does get better."

Of his own public declaration of homosexuality in 1988, McKellen noted, "I was always openly gay. I had a series of partners and we went everywhere together and we were accepted, living in London in the '60s and '70s, but never making a fuss, never dreaming that we might get married, never dreaming we could have a civil partnership, never dreaming that, should we want to, we could serve in the military. There were certain things we weren't allowed to do and I'm afraid I rather went along with that because I was having a rather good time being an actor."

"Anyone in public life who comes out, comes out primarily for themselves, and their life is immediately improved. That's what happened to me. The world [became] a slightly better place."

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