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Ellen Page says Hollywood has double standards for gay actors

LAST UPDATED // Thursday, 28 January 2016 17:01

Ellen Page has questioned whether there is a double standard in Hollywood regarding whether gay actors can play straight roles.

Speaking with Elle Magazine, the out actress said she fears being pigeonholed after outing herself and taking on several gay roles.

Page said:

“Zachary Quinto is out and he stars in one of the biggest blockbuster franchises [Star Trek]. I have four projects coming up - all gay roles. People ask if I’m concerned about getting pigeonholed. No one asks: ‘Ellen, you’ve done seven straight roles in a row, shouldn’t you shake it up and do something queer?”

Page continued:

“There’s still that double standard. I look at all the things I’ve done in movies: I’ve drugged a guy, tortured someone, become a roller-derby star overnight. But now I’m gay, I can’t play a straight person?”

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