Julianne Moore Celebrates Ellen Page Coming Out, Will Play Her Lover In Upcoming FilmBy: Tobias Roth - February 26, 2014
Ellen Page made a brave decision when finally deciding to reveal to the world that she is gay. Julianne Moore, her future co-star, has praised her for the action that she made, and is excited to present their new film.
Page made her big speech during the Human Right Campaign’s “Time to THRIVE” event at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. It significantly came on the night of Valentine’s Day, and she received great support from human rights groups, and Hollywood celebrities such as Julianne Moore have also come out in support of the young actress.
The Oscar-nominated Juno actress had the internet buzzing like crazy when she delivered her speech that included the line “I’m here today because I am gay. And because maybe I can make a difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility.”
In a recent interview regarding Ellen Page’s speech, Julianne Moore said “It was really wonderful. I was very happy for her.” She also mentioned that she was excited for the film that they made together, and to be able to share it with the public.
The upcoming film starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page is called Freeheld, and will feature the pair as lovers. Page has described the film as a dream project, and it will be based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning documentary short of the same name.
Freeheld tells the true story of the late Laurel Hester, a New Jersey police detective whose world was shattered when she became terminally ill, and government officials prevented her from giving her pension benefits to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree.
The film is an indie drama, and will also feature a different role for Zach Galifianakis, and he will play Garden State Equality activist Steven Goldstein. Julianne Moore has another upcoming film titled Maggie’s Plan, in which she will star opposite Greta Gerwig.[timeout]
I watched the documentary freeheld before and it was so heart breaking.
— Jenny Harper (@StupidGirl_30) February 25, 2014
— Savannah Oakes (@OhSavvyThat) February 23, 2014
Ellen Page delivered her speech for LGBT youth, and hopes to inspire young people to be able to open about their true identity in the same way that she is. Her casting as Julianne Moore’s co-star came on the following day.
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