I’ve received reports that Ellen is in talks to star in the new psychological drama Blackwell. It has been reported that Ellen will portray the infamous Nellie Bly, the first female investigative journalist who fakes her insanity in order to enter Blackwell’s Island asylum as an undercover to crack her case. Little does she know, it’s nearly impossible to get out once you’re in. This sounds like it’s going to be an awesome movie and I can’t wait to see it!
Hi everyone! I’m Celyn, and I’m very happy to say that the lovely Holly has allowed me to hop on board here at The Ellen Pages – I can’t wait to get started! So, as a welcome gift to you all, I’ve added more pictures of Ellen at the Super Comic-Con Panel, as well as pictures from the Inception World Premiere and over 250 from the Inception LA Premiere! I absolutely loved her green dress. More updates asap!
One of Ellen’s older roles as Haley Stark, a girl who tortures a man she believes is a pedophile, is scheduled to hit blu ray this October. Thanks to High Def Digest we can share this news with you.
Specs haven’t been revealed yet, but supplements for the psychological thriller ‘Hard Candy,’ starring Ellen Page and Patrick Wilson, will include: Two audio commentaries with filmmakers and actors, Deleted and extended scenes, Making-of documentary, and Controversial Confection featurette
Q: It seems to me the film’s core is the notion that thoughts can transform and even destroy you.
A: And they can perpetuate our personal suffering. And the elusiveness of all love. Sure, shooting this movie made me think more about my dreams. But what “Inception” made me think of more, especially because of books I was reading at the time, is my awake world and the elusiveness of all life. My own, individual perspective and the thoughts I’m creating for myself. Definitely a bit of an existential-crisis-esque time, but I’m in my early 20s, so … (laughs)
Q: Were there times you had trouble tracking the four levels of subconsciousness in the climax?
A: Of course. But Chris could answer pretty much any question I had. When you’re getting into multiple levels and projection – luckily, my character is the newbie who is asking all the questions like, “Whose subconscious are we going into, again? Because I’m fricking lost.” On the day (of shooting), that’s a really crazy moment and you don’t think of that having any humor in it. But watching it with an audience, that gets a lot of laughs because everyone’s like, “Thank you!”
Q: Weren’t you a little jealous you didn’t get the tumbling-hotel fight?
A: You know what? I was. I want to say it delicately because that was so much pain for Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), and a lot of training. I’m sure there were days when he was not letting on just how exhausted he was and how much pain he was in because he’s such a rad dude. … But I love that stuff. I was always an athlete when I was a kid. When I got to watch Joe do some of it, I was blown away. It’s like something that’s never been in a movie before. To shoot such an insane action sequence, so practically (in-camera with no visual effects) – that’s mind-blowing.
Q: So what is behind this great passion of yours for bees?
A: They’re absurdly selfless, they supply us with at least one-third of our food – they’re pollinators – and they’re disappearing, as I think is pretty commonly known now. Without bees, we’re basically dead. It can be explained, it’s just that pesticide companies don’t want to allow it to be explained. I got to be involved with these lovely people who made this wonderful documentary, “Vanishing of the Bees”; I narrated it.
There’s this image in the film – it shows how a bee performs on a healthy flower. It’s stunningly gorgeous. Then it shows a bee on a flower that’s been sprayed and it’s absolutely heartbreaking. I was so moved by this poor bee that was so confused, lost, couldn’t even grasp onto the flower. In France, farmers banded together because they knew it was a specific pesticide, and they got it banned. And here, the discussion isn’t even open.
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