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Ellen Page: “Honestly, if I played gay characters for the rest of my career, I’d be thrilled.”

Ellen Page: "Honestly, if I played gay characters for the rest of my career, I’d be thrilled."

Ellen Page is continuing to be outspoken and awesome in her leadup to promoting lesbian civil rights drama “Freeheld,” setting a considerable example for out actors and actresses in Hollywood. The latest comes from this interview with Time magazine, and we love everything about it:

“Maybe this is a bad thing to say, but I have a hard time when people call actors brave. I don’t really get that, because our job is to read something on a page. When people are [called] brave in regards to playing LGBTQ people, that’s borderline offensive. I’m never going to be considered brave for playing a straight person, and nor should I be. It’s hard to say this, because the context of the film is so deeply tragic, but for me there was a deep sense of peace on set that I had not felt in a really long time, potentially since I was a teenager and first having these really beautiful, fortunate moments in films. There was something about being out, getting to play a gay character, and getting to play a woman who is so inspiring to me—it was such an amazing experience for me. Honestly, if I played gay characters for the rest of my career, I’d be thrilled. I wish I could, honestly!”

If only more folks would take a page from Ms. Page. Read the whole thing here.

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