Ellen Page

  • Aired:  05/08/14
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"X-Men: Days of Future Past" star Ellen Page discusses her emotional coming-out speech and generously helps Stephen boost his ratings. (6:18)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT FROM X-MENDAYS OF THE FUTURE PAST,

PLEASE WELCOME ELLEN PAGE.

ELLEN, THANKS SO MUCH FORCOMING ON

THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

I'M A BIG FAN, A HUGE FAN.

>> Stephen: I'M AN EVENBIGGER FAN NOW.

>> GREAT.

>> Stephen: EVERYBODY KNOWSYOU FROM YOUR BREAKOUT JUNO

AND FROM THE FANTASTIC INCEPTION.

YOU HAVE A NEW MOVIE NOWIT'S CALLED X-MEN DAYS OF

FUTURE PAST IN THEATERS MAY23rd.

>> UH-HUH.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

NOW I GOT ONE PROBLEM WITHYOU.

>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: OKAY I WILLJUST GET IT OUT OF THE WAY.

I'M A BIG FAN BUT I FOUNDOUT, I DIDN'T KNOW THIS, AND

I WAS DISAPPOINTED, YOU CAMEOUT AS OPENLY CANADIAN.

>> UH-HUH.

(LAUGHTER)>> I MEAN I FEEL LIKE I'VE

BEEN OPENLY CANADIAN FOR AREALLY LONG TIME.

DID YOU JUST FIND THIS OUT.

>> Stephen: I JUST FOUNDOUT.

HOW YOUNG WERE YOU WHEN YOUFOUND OUT THAT YOU WERE

CANADIAN.

>> I MEAN, AS SOON AS I HADLIKE ANY FORM OF

CONSCIOUSNESS I'M PRETTYSURE I KNEW.

I KNEW, YOU KNOW.

>> Stephen: PEOPLE SAID YOUWANT TO GO TO DUNKIN'

DOUGHNUTS.

>> YOU I WOULD RATHER GO TOTIM HORTONS.

>> I WOULD RATHER GET ADOUBLE DOUBLE AND SOME

TIMBITS, THAT'S TRUE.

>> Stephen: WELL, THE MOVIE,THESE X-MEN MOVIES ARE ABOUT

PEOPLE WHO DON'T FIT INTOSOCIETY.

PEOPLE DON'T ACCEPT THEM.

THEY THINK THEY SHOULDEITHER BE CURED OR, YOU

KNOW,-- IT'S NOT A METAPHOROR ANYTHING, IS IT?

(LAUGHTER)IT'S NOT A-- I DON'T WANT TO

TAKE THE SATs, I JUST WANTTO GO SEE SOME QUALITY

KILLS.

>> SOME WOULD ARGUE THAT ITIS.

I WOULD ARGUE IT IS WHATMAKES THE FRANCHISE SO

SUCCESSFUL IS THAT DESPITETHE SPECTACLE AND EXTREMITY

OF THE EXPERIENCE ANDFANTASY OF IT ALL IT IS

REALLY DEEPLY HUMAN ANDSOMETHING WE CAN ALL RELATE

TO.

SOMETHING I KNOW I RELATE TOBECAUSE OF THE CANADIAN

THING AND-- .

>> Stephen: YEAH.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: LET'S TAKE A

LOOK AT IT.

A LITTLE CLIP RIGHT HERE.

>> OKAY, GREAT.

>> LET'S GO.

>> WOW.

>> Stephen: YOU KNOW WHAT,YOU'RE RIGHT THAT IS DEEPLY

HUMAN AND EVERYONE CANRELATE TO THAT.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: I APOLOGIZE, IAPOLOGIZE ELLEN PAGE.

>> CHECKMATE.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT, ALLRIGHT.

NOW YOU ALSO RECENTLY CAMEOUT AS BEING A THESPIAN.

>> UH-HUH.

>> Stephen: WAS THAT HARD,WAS THAT HARD TO DO HAVE YOU

BEEN ACCEPTED?

>> IS THAT A METAPHOR?

>> Stephen: I THINK IT'S AMALAPROPISM BUT GO AHEAD.

>> WELL, YEAH, IF YOU ARESPEAKING OF THE FACT THAT I

AM A GAY PERSON.

>> Stephen: I AM.

>> YEAH, IT WAS DEFINITELYONE OF THE MOST, YOU KNOW,

NERVE-SORT OF RACKINGMOMENTS OF MY LIFE AND AT

THE SAME TIME I WAS JUST SOEXCITED AND THRILLED TO BE

AT A PLACE WHERE I WAS READYTO DO THAT.

AND GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORTTHAT I HAVE RECEIVED.

>> Stephen: AND YOU DID ITAT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH EVENT,

RIGHT.

>> A HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGNFOUNDATION.

>> Stephen: AND THEN PEOPLERESPONDED SO EFFUSIVELY THAT

IT ACTUALLY BROKE THE HUMANRIGHTS CAMPAIGN WEB SITE.

>> IT DID, YEAH.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU HAPPY?

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)ARE YOU HAPPY, ELLEN PAGE.

YOUR SELFISH COMING OUT BROKEHUMAN RIGHTS.

>> WELL, THAT'S WHAT US GAYSARE DOING, I GUESS.

>> Stephen: ALL PART OF THEPLAN.

ALL PART OF THE PLAN.

I GOT ONE BEEF WITH YOU,WHY DIDN'T YOU WAIT AND

COME OUT ON MY SHOW BECAUSE-- THE RATINGS WOULD

HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLE.

>> WELL, YEAH, MAYBE THECOLBERT BUMP WOULD HAVE BEEN

HELPFUL.

YOU ARE TALKING ABOUTSCISSORING EARLIER, YOU

KNOW-- .

>> Stephen: YOU WANT TO TRYIT.

HERE, LET'S DO A LITTLESCENE.

>> OH, YEAH.

>> Stephen: I WILL ASK YOU AQUESTION, YOUR LINES ARE

ELLEN, OKAY.

>> OKAY, GREAT.

>> Stephen: SO ELLEN, THANKSFOR COMING ON THE SHOW.

ARE YOU SEEING ANYBODY RIGHTNOW?

>> NO, ACTUALLY I'VE BEENDATING A REALLY NICE GUY

NAMED BRAD.

>> Stephen: OH, REALLY.

>> NO, I'M GAY.

>> Stephen: WHAT?

!

DOES BRAD KNOW?

AND SCENE.

WOW.

WOW.

WELL, LET ME ASK YOU, ONE OFMY FAVORITE FILMS OF YOURS

IS JUNO.

I JUST-- YOU KNOW, AS ACONSERVATIVE I JUST LOVE

THAT IT WAS JUST WONDERFUL,YOUNG LADY GETS PREGNANT,

KEEPS THE BABY, AWONDERFUL VALENTINE FOR THE

PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT.

THANK YOU ON BEHALF OFCONSERVATIVES.

>> YOU KNOW, I THISTHINK-- .

>> Stephen: PLEASE LET METHANK YOU.

>> MAY I SAY, I WOULD ARGUETHAT IT IS VERY MUCH A

PRO-CHOICE FILM BECAUSE JUNOEXPLORES HER OPTIONS.

SHE THINKS ABOUTIT.

SHE GOES TO AN ABORTIONCLINIC.

AND SHE DECIDES NOT TO DO ITBECAUSE THAT IS BECAUSE THE

MOVIE WOULD HAVE BEEN SHORT.

(APPLAUSE)YEAH.

>> Stephen: OH, IUNDERSTAND.

>> IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ASHORT FILM.

>> Stephen: JUST HOLLYWOODLOOKING OUT FOR THE BOTTOM

LINE.

>> IN THE END, IT'S ALL ABOUTTHE BOTTOM LINE

>> Stephen: WELL, ELLEN PAGE,THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING ME

BEFORE WE GO, I JUST WANT TOMAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE

ACTUALLY BEEN HERE TONIGHTAND NOT JUST DREAMING.

>> OH.

>> Stephen: ELLEN PAGE,X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST,

ELLEN THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: WE'LL BE RIGHTBACK.

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