Our beloved Ellen Page has offered her first interview (outside of Ellen DeGeneres’ show, at least) since coming out on Valentine’s Day and while we’d be elated (and shocked) if it was with this little blog, it was much appropriately with The Hollywood Reporter, and we figured we’d direct you to it in all its glory anyway, and offer 5 of our favourite quotes, including her thoughts on how Jodie Foster decided to semi-sorta come out, and on the controversy surrounding her “X-Men” director Bryan Singer.
On why she didn’t come out before February: “For so long I just sort of thought, ‘You just can’t. I love being an actor, it’s a huge part of my life, so I’m going to keep that private.’ And, ‘Oh, I have to keep it private because my job is about creating an illusion’ and kind of all those bullshit excuses. Because I don’t see heterosexual actresses going to great lengths to hide their heterosexuality.”
On others, specifically Jodie Foster, coming out: “You have no idea how hard that moment is, even though they’re not fully saying what you want them to say. It’s not about you.”
On getting married: “I’m so stoked to get married… I’m such a romantic, it’s awful. And I don’t think I’d want to make a kid, but I’d love to raise one. I’d love to raise a kid.”
On the Bryan Singer controversy: “Whatever comes of it, I do think that there’s a systemic issue of people in places of power manipulating and abusing young people.”