January 29, 2016 at 7:48 am EST | by Mariah Cooper
Ellen Page says gay actors should be able to play straight roles
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Ellen Page is speaking out about discrimination LGBT actors face in an interview with Elle magazine.

The 28-year old actress, who came out in 2014, says that she fears her sexuality could limit her options for roles.

“Zachary Quinto is out and he stars in one of the biggest blockbuster franchises [Star Trek],” Page told Elle magazine. “I have four projects coming up – all gay roles. People ask if I’m concerned about getting pigeonholed. No one asks: ‘Ellen, you’ve done seven straight roles in a row, shouldn’t you shake it up and do something queer?”

Page continued that she doesn’t understand how her sexuality and acting ability are related. She says her filmography should be enough to prove she can do different types of roles and playing straight should be no different.

“There’s still that double standard. I look at all the things I’ve done in movies: I’ve drugged a guy, tortured someone, become a roller-derby star overnight. But now I’m gay, I can’t play a straight person?,” Page says.

The actress’s comments follow fellow actor Sir Ian McKellen who recently said homophobia is a problem in Hollywood.

Page has appeared in “Juno,” “Inception,” “Hard Candy, “American Crime,” among others.

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