Ellen Page Voices Thanks To Ellen DeGeneres
X-Men star praises chat show host and Oscars MC for coming out as gay when it was tougher...
The chat show presenter - who this year hosted the Oscars - revealed that she is a lesbian in 1997 - while Page did the same this February.
E! News reports that Ellen Jr explained that she was relieved to have revealed her sexual orientation to the world.
"I'm happy to be gay, I'm so comfortable being gay, I love being gay and honestly it wasn't until making that choice in doing that, where I realized like, no, I was carrying a tremendous amount of shame and guilt for not being out and I felt isolated from the LGBT community, and now I don't."
Speaking to Ellen Sr in an interview set to be broadcast in the US on 27 May, she said coming out was "the most nervous I've ever been in my life".
And she added: "I think my biggest fear of doing it was even just having a panic attack quite frankly.
"But you know, I was so ready to do it and quite frankly so excited to do it, so it was a combination of just such thrill to finally be at that place in my life where I was able to do that."
She also stressed that she felt grateful to DeGeneres because she "did it at a time where it was much harder and much scarier".
Asked by DeGeneres how she had felt since coming out, Page emphasised that it had been a weight off her mind.
"I did not anticipate just how happy I would feel in just every aspect of my life just an ease and a comfort and it's really been quite extraordinary to feel just the shift it was pretty much overnight too. Just a weight.
"It's so nice to just you know be at work and talk about an ex or you know get to wear what you want and not have a conversation about it and to feel like you're being yourself and then connect with people in the world."