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February 20, 2014
What do Ellen Page coming out, Lena Dunham going bare and spanking have to do with one another? All were fodder this week for The Takeaway, columnist Robin Abcarian's daily blog. Abcarian happened to be covering the Human Rights Campaign LGBT youth conference in Las Vegas on Friday when Page, the actress who made a splash as a pregnant teenager in the 2007 film “Juno” announced, with a tremendous amount of emotion , that she is gay. Abcarian and the Times' Ann Simmons talk about why the event made headlines.
October 21, 2013 |
Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood will star in "Into the Forest," a story of two sisters set in the not-too-distant future against the collapse of society. Jean Hegland's novel will be adapted by writer-director Patricia Rozema. Page will also be producing the film as well, her first time stepping into the behind-the-camera role. Kelly Bush Novak, founder and CEO of the publicity firm ID-PR, will also be a producer, along with Sirim Das. PHOTOS: Billion-dollar movie club Page, seen on-screen this year in the eco-terrorism paranoia thriller "The East" and the holistically tinged romantic comedy "Touchy Feely," recently wrapped filming on "X-Men: Days of Future Past.
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February 14, 2014 |
LAS VEGAS -- An emotional Ellen Page, the adorable, quirky actress who enchanted movie audiences in 2007 as the pregnant teenager Juno, came out as gay Friday night at a conference for educators and counselors who work with LGBTQ youth. “I'm here today because I am gay, and because maybe I can make a difference,” the 26-year-old Page told a group of about 600 school counselors, teachers and others at the Human Rights Campaign's inaugural conference devoted to issues faced by children and teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual or queer.
May 5, 2006 |
"HARD CANDY" is a film about what happens when a teenage girl takes it upon herself to teach an online predator a lesson. The result is a disturbing, occasionally extremely violent interior drama played out between Patrick Wilson as Jeff, the mild-mannered predator, and Ellen Page as Hayley, his "victim" turned Grand Inquisitor. In the end, it is very much Hayley's movie. Small, dark and intense, it is an unlikely vehicle for an ingenue, but then Ellen Page is an unlikely ingenue.
September 13, 2009 |
A girl's coming-of-age story has a number of required elements. There's the funny best friend. There's the dreamy boy. The need to break out of the oppressive bonds of a small town and teenagedom. The parents who just don't understand. The sneaking out to roller derby practice. Wait a minute . . . Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, "Whip It," opening Oct. 2, travels some familiar territory while cleverly swerving around its clichÃ©s, says its star Ellen Page. That's one of the reasons she agreed to take the part, her first leading role since her Academy Award-nominated turn in "Juno."
January 6, 2008 |
Ellen Page is desperately seeking a bike mechanic. Which might seem strange, because for weeks now she's had a sedan, complete with tinted windows and a black-suited driver, at her beck and call. It's just one of the perks of being a Hollywood awards season hopeful. Back home in Nova Scotia, however, her wheels are decidedly less glamorous. "I don't own a car where I live," she says. "The way I get around is by foot and by bike. My bike is kind of shot, actually. I bought it used for not much.