Ellen Page has opened up about her time in the closet saying “it is not a nice place to be.it is toxic”.
On the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Ellen Page became emotional talking about her coming out experience, to be able to boldly tell the world that she is gay, reports the Daily Mail.
Hester famously challenged government officials and demanded pension benefits for Andree as she battled terminal lung cancer.
Fortunately, Moore decided that message of the movie was important and signed on, which was a huge relief to co-star and producer Ellen Page (along with her manager Kelly Bush Novak, who is also openly gay).
It’s there that she meets the much-younger mechanic Stacie Andree (Page), and despite their differences in age and geography, to say nothing of Laurel’s guardedness about her private life, the two get together to pursue their shared dreams of a house and a dog of their own.
“Freeheld” takes place in 2006, when same-sex marriage was legal in only one state and expressly prohibited in 41 others, and Colbert asked what might have accelerated the acceptance of marriage equality in the years ahead of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.
Speaking about her life before, she added: “I was sad…it is toxic and I wish that no one would have to live that way”. I’m a very privileged gay person and those who are affected the most in our community are the most vulnerable. It really changes people’s mind and touches people’s hearts…
Working on the movie was made all the more poignant for Ellen as she chose to “come out” as a lesbian just months before cameras started rolling.