OPENLY-gay actor Ellen Page has criticised those who praise actors who portray gay characters as “brave”.

Speaking with TIME magazine, the upcoming Freeheld star said: “Maybe this is a bad thing to say, but I have a hard time when people call actors brave.

 “I don’t really get that, because our job is to read something on a page.”

She added: “When people are [called] brave in regards to playing LGBTQ people, that’s borderline offensive.

“I’m never going to be considered brave for playing a straight person, and nor should I be.”

After coming out in 2014 during a speech at a Human Rights Campaign event, Page described coming out as a lesbian as huge relief.

“The moment I came out, I felt every cell in my body transform,” she said.

“I was happier than I ever could have imagined. You feel excited about life, and motivated and inspired.”

Page also recently confronted Ted Cruz, who is running for the US Republican candidacy, at a public event regarding his stance on several LGBTI issues.


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