Ellen Page found fame "unhealthy" at the beginning
The 'Juno' actress rose to fame after starring in the film and admits the change overnight left her feeling overwhelmed
2 July 2019
She told The Sunday Times magazine: "Acting sort of came out of nowhere when I was 10. I always liked drama class and school plays, but the idea that I could become an actress just wasn’t a thing in my family. Then, when I was 15, I really started to love film, art, books. I became committed to making it happen. When Juno came out I went from mostly anonymous to not anonymous overnight. That is a very interesting thing to adjust to.
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"It puts you in this place where you can get control, and it changes financial elements of your work, but it also came with a lot of things that weren’t very healthy for me. But now I feel I’m falling in love with acting again because I’m comfortable in my own skin."
Ellen previously confessed she was "very depressed and anxious" in her early 20s.
She said: "I have a responsibility to be out now, because I have these resources. I can access therapists and security and support. But the reality is a lot of people can be in severely grave danger. I think, for instance, it would have been very harmful for me if someone had outed me earlier. When I was 20, someone wrote an article with the headline: 'The Ellen Page Sexuality Sweepstakes' in the Village Voice. 'Is Juno a you know?' I never even touched a woman outside until I was 27. I was very depressed, and very anxious. I was not well."