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Ellen Page: 'I felt awkward around gay people'
Apr30

Ellen Page: 'I felt awkward around gay people'

LAST UPDATED // Wednesday, 30 April 2014 09:43 Written by // Sabine Brix

Actress Ellen Page has revealed in an interview that before she came out she felt 'awkward' around gay people.

She came out just a few months ago at an awards speech, but Juno actress Ellen Page has revealed in an interview with Flare Magazine that she felt uncomfortable around gay people before she had come out as a lesbian.

"You think you're in a place where you're all, ‘I’m thrilled to be gay, I have no issues about being gay anymore, I don’t feel shame about being gay,’ but you actually do," she said.

“You’re just not fully aware of it (being gay). I think I still felt scared about people knowing. I felt awkward around gay people; I felt guilty for not being myself."

Page admitted that since coming out, a weight had been lifted which helped with her professional focus.

“I feel more creatively inspired than I have in years. And I’m sure it has to do with a lot of bricks being taken out of the backpack.”

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Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix is the digital editor for Gay News Network.

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