The big announcement by Missouri prospect Michael Sam that he’s a gay football player has made waves in the NFL and around the world. On Friday, another familiar face came out to the world as well. Juno actress Ellen Page announced during her speech at Time to THRIVE that she is gay and no longer wishes to ‘lie by omission’.
“I’m here today because I am gay,” Page, 26, told the audience “And because maybe I can make a difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility.”
Page is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood and has a slew of films lined up for release. Her most notable film yet to come out is the next installment in the X-Men franchise, X-Men: Days of Future Past. She’s probably best known for her breakout role in the Oscar-winning film Juno and her major role in the Christopher Nolan epic Inception, among many otter excellent films she has on her resume.
In her speech in which she came out to the world, Page praised the courage of Michael Sam for coming out ahead of beginning his NFL career, and stated that she now no longer has to lie about who she is, which must be an imaginable weight lifted from her shoulders.