Girl Crush: Ellen Page
[There are some women out there that we just can’t get out of our minds. No, we aren’t switching teams - yet - but we do have some serious crushes on some pretty fierce females. These ladies are all special in their own right and we aren’t ashamed to tell the world we love them.]
Ever since her role in Juno, I’ve had an unhealthy crush on Ellen Page.
While she’s not as mainstream as our past girl crushes, this doesn’t make her any less deserving of the title. In fact, it makes me love her more. My fellow Canuck obviously has talent – she was, after all, nominated for an Oscar. She may not have won, but she was the fourth youngest actress to be nominated for the role, and that in itself is pretty darn impressive.
And the movie was awesome. I don’t know one person who can say they saw Juno and didn’t fall instantly in love with it. Ellen played the main character perfectly and even showcased her vocal skills on the soundtrack, which is as good (if not better) than the movie. Sure, the movie sparked controversy – being all pro-teen pregnancy and all – but that’s not Ellen’s fault. Maybe people should teach their kids about sex before they let them watch movies like this. Or watch Bristol Palin on TV.
But I digress. Back to my love, Ellen Page.
Surprisingly, this isn’t the first or only movie Ellen has been in. She totally kicked ass AND saved the day in X-Men: The Last Stand before she took on her dad’s new girlfriend while acing her SATs in Smart People. She’s also been in Hard Candy, The Tracey Fragments, and An American Crime. Her next project is Whip-It, which is directed by Drew Barrymore. Two power girls on one project? Sounds like a winner to me.
While she may be an amazing actress, there are many other reasons why I love Ellen Page. A self-proclaimed tomboy, Ellen usually plays it safe with basic-black on the red carpet. She’s not fashion forward, but that’s even more crush-worthy. If you’re forced to dress up when you’d rather be wearing a pair of Connies, why try and be a fashionista? She knows her style and she does it right.
Oh and did-you-know (say it fast 10x) she is hilarious? Ok, I guess everyone knows that. I mean, she was Juno. But she’s funny in real life too. And she makes it look so easy. Ellen’s just the kind of cool girl that you’d wanna kick back and have a beer (or 3) with. And I’m totally crushing.
Ellen, if you’re out there, call me! I’ll bring the guitar.