Hollywood actress Ellen Page has been in the movie business for many years now and there have been a lot of rumours about her sexuality along the way, with the actress not feeling the need to publicly talk about it. However, Ellen landed a role in the new gay rigths drama Freeheld and the beautiful star has now admitted that working on the project gave her the courage to come out as gay. It is a big move by anyone in the entertainment industry but the actress felt she had to do it.
Page explained, "I remember thinking, 'Ellen, how in God's name could you make this film and not be out?' What's interesting to me is how long it took to make the movie - for it to finally come together - and how my internal progression toward coming out was naturally in line with it."
She added, "Stacie and Laurel's story (in the movie) is incredibly inspiring... It really did make me go, 'Dude, just tell people you're gay. Just get over yourself, honestly, and support those who are not as privileged'. It's like, 'You have f**king privilege, so do something with it'."
As well as starring Ellen Page, the cast of Freeheld also includes such talented Hollywood stars as Julianne Moore, Luke Grimes, Steve Carell, Michael Shannon, and Josh Charles, among others. Freeheld has been directed by Peter Sollett, based on the screenplay that was written by Ron Nyswaner, with the movie set to feature at the Toronto International Film Festival this month, before then hitting the big screen in the US on October 2.