Actress Julianne Moore has credited Ellen Page for helping her ideal her latest lesbian character in the gay rights drama “Freeheld”, revealing Page made her realize how hard it was for her to hide her sexuality.
Moore casts as Laurel Hester, plays a New Jersey detective who faces a battle to assign her pension to her partner, Stacie Andree (Page) when she discovers she is terminally ill. 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**king privilege, so do something with it.’ “I keep in mind considering, ‘Ellen, how in God’s name might you make this film and never be out?’ “Ellen 1st signed on to star in the film seven years of time ago and believes it finally came about at the flawless time”.
But in a yr marked by vital development for homosexual rights, many, like Page, are buoyed by the upswing in this fall’s movies – a crop of flicks that add extra lesbian and transgender tales to the indelible, however, largely male films (“Philadelphia”, “Milk”, “Brokeback Mountain”) which have come earlier than.
The 54-year-old actress stars alongside Ellen Page in upcoming movie Freeheld. “Recreating a sort of closeted relationship in a film caused some stuff to surface, for sure”, Page told Out.
“For Stacie, it was more complicated, because her being fully involved in that activism meant accepting that the love of her life was going to die, and that was a lot of the complication for her. I could not imagine something worse”. And then there’s [the matter] of speaking up or potentially owning an identity that I think does require a responsibility of trying to help move things forward’.
Many of those movies additionally struggled to make it to the large display.
“Freeheld“, based on the 2007 Oscar-winning short documentary of the same name, is out in theaters on October. 2.