Ellen Page ‘sick and tired’ of saying that she’s lucky to be out of the closet

Isobel Lewis
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Ellen Page at the premiere of Netflix's 'The Umbrella Academy': Getty Images
Ellen Page at the premiere of Netflix's 'The Umbrella Academy': Getty Images

Ellen Page has expressed her frustration at having to constantly say that she’s lucky to be “out”.

The actor, who came out as gay in 2014 while speaking at a human rights conference, told Stylist that having to talk about her sexuality all the time can be exhausting.

“I’m so sick and tired of saying, ‘I’m so fortunate to be myself in the world,’” Page said. “I shouldn’t have to say any of that bulls***.”

She continued: “But in the scheme of things I am, and that sucks. I’m lucky to be in a place where now I’m out and I love to play queer characters.”

The Canadian actor married dancer Emma Portner in 2018 in a secret ceremony.

She now appears as Vanya Hargreeves on Netflix’s superhero series The Umbrella Academy alongside Robert Sheehan and Mary J Blige.

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