Ellen Page is continuing to do an awesome job as a public LGBT personality. In an interview with Metro Weekly it was brought up that Matt Damon had recently made some really stupid comments about how actors would be better off if they didn’t reveal their sexuality. Page’s response?
“He doesn’t have a point because he related it to sexuality. Heterosexual actors and actresses do not have to go to great lengths to hide their sexuality. Yes, of course, keep your private life private. Protect yourself. Have boundaries. When you’re a public person, you need to think about your safety. But if it’s in relation to sexuality, then no — that’s an unfair double standard. Heterosexual people walk down the red carpet with their partners all the time, they talk about their children…”
Here, here. Good on Ellen for standing up to Damon… which is more than we can say about another Ellen.