Ellen Page Says Her Latest Role Inspired Her to Come Out: I Told Myself, 'Dude, Just Tell People You're Gay'

For Ellen Page, her latest project is also her most personal.

Playing one-half of a lesbian couple whose fight for domestic partner benefits made national headlines, Page has been attached to Freeheld for seven years – and says that in some ways the journey to make the film mirrored her own journey toward coming out last year.

Ellen Page Says It's 'Borderline Offensive' When Straight Actors Are Heralded as 'Brave' for Playing LGBTQ Characters

Ellen Page says she finds nothing “brave” about tackling certain roles as an actor – especially when it comes to straight actors portraying LGBTQ characters.

“When people are [called] brave in regards to playing LGBTQ people, that’s borderline offensive,” she told Time in a new interview. “I’m never going to be considered brave for playing a straight person, and nor should I be.”

Ellen Page Challenges Ted Cruz on Gay Rights on Campaign Trail (VIDEO)

Ellen Page confronted Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz about gay rights on Friday, as the senator was grilling hamburgers at the Iowa state fair.

“What about the question about LGBT people being fired for being gay or trans?” Page, 28, asked during the exchange caught by ABC News (see video below).

Ellen Page's Pixie Is the Real Deal: The Scoop on Her Dramatic Chop

Surprise! Ellen Page Has Amazing Abs: Here's the Sexy Photo to Prove It

We are used to seeing Ellen Page in her effortlessly cool uniform: slouchy jeans, a loose tee and her go-to snapback. But the actress is showing a lot more of herself in the new issue of W Magazine, stripping down to her underwear and revealing an impressive set of abs.

Hugh Jackman Speaks Out About His Skin Cancer

With a second bout of skin cancer under his belt, Hugh Jackman isn’t messing around.

At Saturday’s global premiere of X-Men: Days of Future Past in New York City, the star, 45, had a bandage on the side of his nose – and a message for fans.

Asked how his face was doing, he chuckled and said, “My face? It’s fine, it’s good. Thank you for asking. I have a few stitches, I had a basal cell carcinoma taken out.”

Ellen Page Feels Extraordinary Happiness Since Giving Up Her 'Toxic' Secret

She knew she would feel good – just not this good.

In an interview set to air May 27 on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen Page tells DeGeneres – who share a name and, now, the experience of being beloved entertainers who came out as lesbians, 17 years apart – that she felt an immediate weight lifted after her February announcement.

Ellen Page: 'I Felt Awkward Around Gay People'

When Ellen Page came out as a lesbian in February, she had given her decision a lot of thought, and she was more than ready, even eager, to tell the truth about her sexuality.

Ellen Page Is Renaming Her Fans's Dogs Now

Some people pass the time by, say, knitting or napping or (ahem) watching large quantities of cat videos.

Ellen Page has an even better hobby though, she confessed on Twitter.

See a Preview Clip of X-Men: Days of Future Past

The MTV Movie Awards had their fair share of great moments, but one of the most memorable had nothing to do with MTV at all.