I’ve updated the Ellen Pages Gallery with new scans from her W cover.
The Ellen Pages Gallery > Magazine Scans > W Magazine October 2014
I’ve added to the Ellen Pages Gallery with one new still from “Into the Forest”.
The Ellen Pages Gallery > Movies > Into the Forest > Movie Stills
Futuristic drama Into the Forest, starring and produced by Ellen Page, has sold to Latin America (Black Castle Group), Greece (Odeon) and Turkey (Calinos) for Celsius Entertainment.
Elevation Entertainment snapped up Canadian rights from the film’s producers prior to shoot.
Page stars alongside Evan Rachel Wood, Callum Keith Rennie and Max Minghella in writer-director Patrizia Rozema’s (Mansfield Park) drama set in the not-to-distant future about two sisters who must rely on one another as society crumbles around them and their forest home.
The film recently wrapped on Vancouver Island.
Canada’s Rhombus Media and Bron Studios produce, in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance and participation from Telefilm Canada.
Producers are Niv Fichman, Page, and Aaron L. Gilbert and executive producers are Sriram Das, Haroon Saleem, Steven Shapiro, Kelly Bush Novak, and Jason Cloth.
An Oscar nominee for 2007’s Juno and an all-around beloved actress in films ranging from the subversive indie Hard Candy to blockbusters including Inception and the X-Men films, Ellen Page once skewered the gay rumors about her in a Saturday Night Live sketch in which she became transformed by the sights, smells, and sounds of a Melissa Etheridge concert.
But when Page spoke the words “I’m here because I’m gay” to LGBT youth at a conference in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day of this year, the news, while not entirely a surprise, was revelatory. Page, a bona fide A-lister still very much at the start of her career, proceeded to follow that up with a thoughtful, honest, tear-jerking speech about the shame of being in the closet.
“Maybe I can help others to have an easier time,” Page said. “I am tired of hiding, and I’m tired of lying by omission.” To have said she was “lying” is still a stark contrast to the way more celebrities come out these days while simultanesouly implying they hadn’t necessarily concealed anything, or while downplaying coming out’s impact. The process is surely different for each of us, even in Hollywood. For Page, “I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered, and my relationships suffered. And I’m standing here today with all of you on the other side of that pain.”
Since her big announcement Page has continued to publicly embrace her identity, speaking candidly about being gay at the GLAAD Awards, on Ellen DeGeneres’s show, and on ultra-mainstream fare like Good Morning America. And she’s done it all while rocking her super-sexy tomboy wardrobe — her personal style being something she feels freer to share now that she’s out, she has said.
Although coming out has thrust Page into the role of spokeswoman for young queer women in Hollywood and beyond, she also remains a first-rate artist and producer. While she’s currently shooting Patricia Rozema’s Into the Forest with fellow out actress Evan Rachel Wood, Page’s next film, her passion project, elucidates her dedication to telling, not merely her own story, but universal stories of LGBT people.
The 27-year-old will produce and star in the narrative film Freeheld, based on the documentary of the same name about a lesbian police officer diagnosed with terminal cancer who fights to have her pension transferred to her partner. It may not seem like all that bold a move on the surface, but Freeheld marks the first time an A-list actress will produce and star in a lesbian-themed film, and Page is just the woman for the job.