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.