Ellen Page is “in love.”
The Freeheld star made her first red carpet appearance with girlfriend Samantha Thomas at the Toronto Film Festival and couldn’t help but gush about the special day.
She told E! News: ”Walking down the carpet holding my girlfriend’s hand is pretty special. It’s pretty awesome. I’m in love.”
The pair later posed for pictures with close pal and Orange Is The New Black star Ruby Rose, with Ruby sharing a photograph of herself and Ellen on Instagram. She captioned it: ”When your best friend is the most talented, funny, beautiful, generous, humble human being it’s hard to not smile until it hurts. Ellen, I am so proud of you and will always be grateful for everything you are and will always be to me. @ellenpage”
Ellen recently conceded that acting in Freeheld, playing Stacie Andree – who fought for the right to inherit her late partner Laurel Hester’s pension benefits from the Ocean County, New Jersey Police – inspired her to be more open about her own sexuality.
She said: ”Stacie and Laurel’s story is incredibly inspiring and did take a lot of courage, particularly in a time of such unimaginable difficulty. It really did make me go, ‘Dude, just tell people you’re gay. Just get over yourself, honestly, and support those who are not as privileged.’ It’s like, ‘You have f***ing privilege, so do something with it.’ I remember thinking, ‘Ellen, how in God’s name could you make this film and not be out?”’