Becoming Ellen Page

Ever since we fell in love with her in Juno, Canadian actress Ellen Page continues to be the cool tomboy girl next door. After starring in several films in both indie and blockbuster franchises (Inception, X-Men The Last Stand, not bad) , now with a Netflix show The Umbrella Academy and an upcoming role in the much anticipated cult series Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. The story line of this cult favorite takes place in San Francisco during the 1970’s when AIDS became prevalent in the gay communities. In the last few years, Page has been vocal on the discrimination towards LGBTQ people. Much of this exploration was featured in a two season series on Viceland called Gaycation, where she traveled around the world learning about LGBTQ cultures.

In this cover story/interview with Porter Magazine, Page talks about how it in fact took a decade for her to speak up about injustice, Hollywood’s homophobia and her own sexuality. And how in her early 30’s, she is finally becoming herself.

“I was distinctly told, by people in the INDUSTRY, when I started to become known: ‘People CANNOT know you’re gay.’ And I was forced to wear DRESSES and heels”

*PHOTOS via Net-a-Porter