— Window Horses (@WindowHorses) December 4, 2014
On Valentine’s Day this year, Ellen Page came out publicly while giving a gorgeously eloquent speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s Time to Thrive conference. It was an act that had been choreographed months in advance by Page, her representation, and HRC president Chad Griffin, who all wanted the revelation to have a more selfless impact than it would if Page were to “say it on Twitter,” as she puts it when we meet at New York’s Bowery Hotel. Before making the announcement that would leave her visibly exhaling in relief, Page offered an anecdote about a Web site that ran an article with a photo of her in sweatpants. The writer, Page explained, asked why such a beauty would insist on dressing that way. “Because I like to be comfortable,” Page told the conference’s enamored attendees.
— Freeheld (@freeheld_) November 4, 2014
We’ve been on Ellen Page hair watch for a few weeks now. The star has been sporting a short pixie style on set of her new film Freeheld, and at first glance, we dismissed it as a wig. Then Lena Dunham posted a photo of Page (a participant in Dunham’s Planned Parenthood movement) on Instagram, and we started to second guess that whole wig theory. Turns out, her cute new cut is very real.
Page lopped off her super-long brunette strands into a shaggy pixie style for her role in the upcoming indie drama, her rep confirms to PEOPLE. The 27-year-old actress plays Julianne Moore‘s character’s car-mechanic girlfriend in the film based on the true story of a New Jersey police detective (Moore) who battles for pension benefits after she’s forced to stop working due to a terminal illness.