May 1st, 2014
Three months ago, Ellen Page bravely came out as gay during a Human Rights Campaign Event in Las Vegas. Yesterday, the actress went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about this momentous moment in her life and how happy she’s been ever since.
Page described the speech she gave as “the most nervous I’ve ever been in my life for sure,” but assures that she was definitely ready and excited to do it. “I knew I would be a happier person and I knew that I was going to feel better and I did not anticipate just how happy I would feel and just every aspect of my life, just an ease and a comfort and it’s really been quite extraordinary to feel just the shift just pretty much overnight.”
She also thanks DeGeneres, who came out in 1997. “You did it in a time when it was much harder and much scarier,” she tells DeGeneres.
Watch the entire interview below.Tweet