Ellen Page Talks Life After Coming Out: "Every Tiny Little Aspect of My Life Feels Better"

Posted Wednesday May 7, 2014 2:30 PM GMT

For such a huge movie star, Ellen Page is surprisingly laid back about pretty much everything, including her homosexuality. And along with posing for a spread of fabulous black and white photos, she told The Hollywood Reporter about her journey.

Always happy to keep her private life private, the “Inception” star finally began feeling like it was time to come out of the closet when she came across Dan Savage of the “It Gets Better” campaign back in July 2013.

She explained, “For so long I thought, ‘Oh, I have to keep it private because my job is about creating an illusion’ and all those bullsh*t excuses. [When I heard Dan], he was like, ‘It’s a social responsibility and a moral imperative.’ And I was like, ‘You’re right. You’re really intense — but you’re right.’”

Page continued, “Sometimes I think when you’re like, ‘Hey, I don’t give a sh*t,’ that’s the moment where people don’t give a sh*t. I knew I would be happier. But I wouldn’t have anticipated just how f*cking happy I am and how every tiny little aspect of my life feels better.”

As for her unique approach to fashion, Ellen noted, “I get more hate, honestly, about dressing androgynously than about being gay. I used to say in photo shoots, ‘I would rather be in boy underwear with my hands on my t*ts than put that thing on.’”


Photo Credit: Olivia Malone for The Hollywood Reporter