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Ellen Page slams Trump administration's anti-LGBTQ policies on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Past Thursday night, Ellen Page made an appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," which would resonate with the audience for some time afterward. The Canadian actress was ostensibly on the show to promote her upcoming Netflix series »The Umbrella Academy«, but within minutes, the entire conversation took a completely unexpected and emotional turn. It all started with a harmless joke about Ellen being short, the mention of her first wedding anniversary and the question if Hollywood's attitudes towards the LGBT community have gotten better since her public coming out on February 14, 2014. She responded that while things have improved, "we need to hurry up. It's not cutting it."


Directly after host Stephen Colbert commiserated with his female guest over the effects of global warming, wondering how they could "get the public and the media to pay more attention to what's happening." He added, "There's such a long time span," that people didn't feel it was an immediate threat. "Is it that long?" Page said skeptically while Colbert argued that "until the water started swamping Manhattan, or just washes away Mar-a-Lago," the public and media wouldn't take it seriously. "You don't want to think such terrible things are going to happen!" he joked. The actress, who is involved in many environmental causes herself, blamed "environmental racism" saying that "people of color" do nothing to cause global warming but are disproportionately affected by it. "This is happening and it's happening to the most marginalized people and we need to be talking about it!" she urged. If that wasn't provocative enough, Page then predicted the date the world was going to end: "It's really serious. We've been told, as we know it, that by 2030, the world as we know it, that's it. That's it! If it was a movie, we'd have Bruce Willis in a suit, like talking about something — please cast me," she gushed while concluding the thought with the words "Please, Amy Adams, save us" as a reference to Denis Villeneuve's acclaimed 2016 science fiction film "Arrival". "Talking about it," Page continued, should not include debates about whether climate change is a real thing. "The urgency is so severe, and yet we have a media that's barely talking about it,” she said. “We have a media that's saying it's a debate whether or not what just happened to Jussie Smollett is a hate crime. It's absurd! This shit isn't a debate."

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

“Sorry, I'm, like, really fired up tonight," she sheepishly apologized before proceeding with a statement against the current policies of the US government. "It feels impossible not to feel this way right now with the president and the vice president Mike Pence, who wishes I could not be married, let's just be clear. The vice president of America wishes I didn't have the love with my wife. He wanted to ban that in Indiana, he believes in conversion therapy, he has hurt LGBTQ people so badly as the governor of Indiana." From there, she connected the dots between what happened to out gay actor Jussie Smollett — who, according to the local police department, was attacked early Tuesday morning in Chicago by two men yelling out "racial and homophobic slurs," pouring an "unknown chemical substance" on him, and wrapping a rope around his neck — and the effect having anti-LGBTQ+ politicians in charge has on the culture at large. "If you are in a position of power and you hate people, and you want to cause suffering to them, you go through the trouble, you spend your career trying to cause suffering, what do you think is going to happen? Kids are going to be abused and they're gonna kill themselves, and people are going to be beaten on the street,” she said, clearly holding back tears. "I have traveled the world and I have met the most marginalized people you could meet," she referred to her own VICELAND show »Gaycation«, on which she traveled to countries around the world, investigating how they each treat LGBTQ+ people. "I am lucky to have this time and the privilege to say this. This needs to fucking stop."

Her remarkable and powerful speech was not only met with applause and cheers from the audience in the studio, but also picked up by the press and shared by many supporters including acting colleagues such as Mark Ruffalo and Julianne Moore within just a few hours. In addition, #EllenPage was trending on Twitter, meaning thousands of people were mentioning the actress in their tweets. Here's hoping for a sustainable effect of her plea and that it will stay in people's minds for a long time to come.

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Twitter - Julianne Moore - 2:53 AM - 2 Feb 2019

+++ Update 02/24/2019 +++

After weeks of conflicting reports, moving interviews and rumors, the Chicago Police Department has presented the results of its investigation into the alleged hate-fueled assault of actor Jussie Smollett. As the Chicago Tribune reports, Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson revealed that Smollett faked a threatening, homophobic letter before paying $3,500 to Abel and Ola Osundairo, brothers who had previously worked on Empire, to stage the attack because he was dissatisfied with his salary on the Fox series. The scratches and bruises on Smollett's face were "self-inflicted" and he "took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career," Johnson added. "It's shameful. It's just despicable...It makes you wonder what’s going on in someone’s mind to be able to do something like that. I just wish that the families of gun violence in this city got this much attention." While investigations are still ongoing, there was no further statement from Ellen Page on this case so far.

+++ Update 02/27/2019 +++

Ellen wrote an op-ed published on February 27 to remind the world that - regardless of whether actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist and homophobic attack against himself - hate violence against members of marginalized communities is very real. "We, as LGBTQ+ people, are forced to fear for our safety because instances of hate violence... happen. They happen to us all the time," the actress and LGBTQ activist mentioned in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter. "I had no reason to doubt Jussie," Page continued, adding that through her recent work on her TV docuseries »Gaycation« she has met many survivors of hate crimes.
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Finally, we have some new photos from the recent press conference for »The Umbrella Academy« held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles on January 27, 2019. To our knowledge, it was the first event of this kind with animalistic support. And, with respect to our previous news update, we would like to mention that we eventually found some photos of Ellen attending the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

The Umbrella Academy Press Conference

2018 New York Film Critics Circle Awards


Date: 02/02/2019 - 17:07:28 Posted by dominik
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Netflix releases the official trailer for »The Umbrella Academy« / Ellen presents "Best Director" at the NYFCC Awards

Netflix has released the official trailer as well as 17 new stills for its upcoming »The Umbrella Academy« series, which is set to launch on February 15, 2019!



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For the sake of completeness, we would like to mention that Ellen Page presented the award for "Best Director" to Alfonso Cuaron for »Roma« at the 84th New York Film Critics Circle Awards on January 7. The black-and-white 1970s-set film dominated the evening with also winning "Best Film" and "Best Cinematography". Apart from the photo taken from Ellen's Instagram story feed below, we unfortunately weren't able to find any further images or video footage from this event.

Alfonso Cuaron and Ellen at the NYCCA 2018
(Source: Instagram @ellenpage)


Date: 01/22/2019 - 21:36:04 Posted by dominik
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Netflix debuts the first teaser trailer for »The Umbrella Academy« / Ellen Page appears on 1 on 1 with Kristian Harloff

Netflix has finally released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming »The Umbrella Academy« series, which is set to launch on February 15, 2019!


Meanwhile, Ellen also announced the other cast members of the "Casablanca" live read on December 13, who will include »Flatliners« costar Kiersey Clemons, Australian comedian and writer Hannah Gadsby, Canadian film and television actress Emily Hampshire, as well as American actresses Indya Moore and Olivia Wilde. Tickets and further information are available on www.astraeafoundation.org.

At the same time, Ellen appeared on the December 3, 2018 episode of "1 on 1 with Kristian Harloff" where she talks to the host about how she got her career started in Canada. She speaks about some of the experiences she's had on set working with such notable directors like Jason Reitman and Christopher Nolan and promotes her live stage readings benefiting ASTRAEA for the LGTBQI community. And that's only a small sample of what gets covered in this illuminating, honest, and fun interview.



Date: 12/09/2018 - 17:30:17 Posted by Dominik
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Ellen Page will participate in a live read of the all-time classic »Casablanca« benefiting LGBTQI grassroots activists

Filmmaker Jason Reitman and actress Ellen Page are bringing a live reading of the classic 1940s screenplay »Casablanca« to the Ace Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM. The event marks their fourth collaboration of this kind and benefits LGBTQI grassroots activists through the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. Tickets are $30 to $150 and now on sale at www.axs.com.

"Astraea supports the bravest and most radical organizations fighting for change and equality; I am truly humbled by the work they do," Ellen said in a release announcing the live reading. "In times of uncertainty and turmoil, it is inspiring to see people come together to support something bigger than themselves."

In April, Reitman and Page raised money for Planned Parenthood with a live read of »Juno«, featuring an all-female cast that included Page, Jennifer Garner, Alia Shawkat, Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, and Kristen Wiig, which the actress described as "one of my most special experiences." "I can’t wait to see the cast and evening that Jason and his team have put together for such an iconic film (as) Casablanca," she added. "I hope you’ll join us."

Casablanca

Jason Reitman and Ellen Page Present
CASABLANCA Live Read
benefitting ASTRAEA

All proceeds to benefit LGBTQI grassroots activists through Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, which supports the bravest and most radical organizations fighting for change. Come away with us to Casablanca as Writer/Director Jason Reitman, in collaboration with Academy Award nominated actress Ellen Page, brings back his acclaimed “Live Read” series with a modern diverse cast of artists reimagining the classic 1940s film. Enjoy an evening at the iconic Ace Theater in downtown Los Angeles and show up in true Casablanca style with your trench coat and fedora. Cocktails will be served, and nostalgic memorabilia will be available for purchase. It’s sure to be a festive holiday evening spent with your family and friends.

Source: www.axs.com


Date: 11/21/2018 - 22:30:30 Posted by Dominik
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The cast of Netflix's »The Umbrella Academy« makes its first public appearance at the New York Comic Con

Past Friday, Netflix brought the adaptation of Gerrard Way's popular gothic comic book series, »The Umbrella Academy«, to New York Comic Con as part of its "Netflix and Chill" spooky programming block. Way and the cast, which includes Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro and Ashley Madekwe, were in attendance to talk about the project and show the first trailer.

While the video itself isn't available on the internet yet, it opens with the adoption of each of the seven children of The Umbrella Academy. Fast-forward 17 years and their father Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Feore) is dead. Some of the children appear to be dancing, perhaps celebrating the death of their dad, but others look upset. While each family member has superpowers, these are only glimpsed in the footage.


(Video courtesy of Aidan Gallagher)

Here's a summary of the event with the most notable statements and how the actors would describe their corresponding role using just a single word:

"I play Number One… and this is my second New York Comic Con. One word to describe my Luther (aka Spaceboy) … Pressured," Hopper explained whose superpower in the series is his strength. "There's one word that's been being used out there, and it's bitter… and he's not bitter. He's just mean," Castañeda teased about his role as Diego aka The Kraken (number 2). "One word is tricky, so I would say she's guilt-ridden. She's got a lot of guilt," Raver-Lampman added while talking about Allison aka The Rumor (number 3). Sheehan described his character, Klaus aka The Séance (number 4), as "Chaos. Chaos is a good word. He's a swirling Tasmanian devil of a character that doesn't know which end is up most of the time." "Number Five" (he has no other nickname) is able to travel through time, and despite being in his 50s, is trapped in a youthful body. Gallagher called his character "Calculated. Calculated chaos."

"I play Vayna (aka The White Violin, number 7) … and Vayna, I would certainty say, is anxious," Page confessed. And what of number 6, Ben Hargreeves aka The Horror? Well he is dead when the comic series begins but has a way of popping up through visions and other forms. Finally, there's the "Super Evil" Hazel. "He works as a time-travelling assassin but he still finds no magic in that," Britton said of his character who is partner-in-crime to Blige's character, Cha-Cha. "One word to describe my character is evil. Just evil, evil, evil. She's just an empty, evil character," the actress shared.

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When asked about the similarities between the show and the comics, Aidan Gallagher shared: "this is such a unique property, when you explain it to people who aren't fans, they'll say 'I get it' - but they won't get it... when you see the way it's shot, the writing behind it, our incredible cast, you guys are gonna be blown away. I think we do a good job of honoring the comics, but we have some interesting stuff ahead." "Because it's 10 hours of footage, the characters have gotten more complex and more well-rounded," Cameron Britton added. "You have to take liberties. You have to spash some of your originality into the soup… otherwise you're just recreating something in a different form, but fuck that," Robert Sheehan concluded.

"I've always wanted to be the superhero or super-villain," Mary J. Blige shared. "I wanted to learn how to shoot a gun and do martial arts. It was perfect, yeah. Oh, I picked up some skills, yes." "There's many an email chain about all of us having very unique dancing styles. A lot of YouTube videos shared," Emmy Raver-Lampman revealed while Robert Sheehan added "the first thing I did was my part of the dance montage, and I was shitting a giant brick because it was my first day filming." "Vayna Hargraves plays the violin. She's very, very, very, very excellent at it. I am not," Ellen Page stated with a laugh. "This posed a challenge that I was excited to accept, and kudos to anyone who plays the violin, because holding the goddamn thing is so damn hard. My 'Twinkle, Twinkle' is close to perfect!"

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"I thought it was like a physical thing, because the comics are very inspirational. You see his piercing eyes and the way he holds himself," Gallagher shared. "I found myself drawing on this mentality… I try to portray that maturity through a 58-year-old's mindset." "You know what's weird about this role is that my whole career I've always been told, 'Don't get too big! You won't get cast,'" Hopper recalled. "I could not get big enough for this role. You'll see as this show comes out that there was no way I could have gymed enough or taken enough steroids to get where I needed to get to." "I think, for me, the work was the same. The finding your intentions and playing the scene and being in the moment and the acting part of it. The thing that's the biggest difference for me is the scale," Raver-Lampman said, comparing the role to her time on stage as a member of Hamilton. "The camera is maybe an inch from your face and you have to do a lot less."

The 10-episode series comes from Steve Blackman as executive producer and showrunner, with additional executive producers Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment and Blue Grass Television. Jeremy Slater wrote the pilot script adapted from the comic book. »The Umbrella Academy« will be available to stream beginning Friday, February 15, 2019.

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On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his "children" to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves' passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father's death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.


Date: 10/07/2018 - 14:56:20 Posted by dominik
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