Ellen Page's star is definitely rising. With the Oscars airing later this month and with herself getting a Oscar Nomination in Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role category for role in Juno...its no wonder she's been featured in two magazines recently. She's a part of Vanity Fair's March 2008 Fresh Faces (click here to go to Vanity Fair) and she's also on the cover of Entertainment Weekly's Feb 08 2008 issue. There's also a very nice article that they have which you can read here.
A little sidetrack here... I actually kinda agree with what Page said in that article. Talking about Juno...she had said "Girls haven't had that sort of character before. We don't have our Catcher in the Rye. " Just recently I had thought the very same thing. I've been reading books like Vernon God Little and Perks of Being a Wallflower and watching movies like Igby Goes Down, Rushmore and Tadpole...and all of them either want or claims to be the new Catcher in the Rye. And I was like...hey wait a minute...there hasn't been a female Catcher a Rye is there?...At least not that I've known and read in books or watched in movies...where is the female version of Holden Caulfield?? There should be one! So...have we now found it in Juno...no idea there...cause I have yet to watch the movie...but I will soon...once it comes out in dvd of course ;)
I think Ellen Page is a great young actress...though I haven't exactly watch all of her movies...saw her a little in Homeless to Harvard...then she was great as Kitty Pryde in X-men 3 and of course she was just brilliant in Hard Candy as a really mature 14 year old girl who turns the table on a pedophile. And I would expect she gives another terrific performance in Juno from all the rave reviews and the numerous nominations and awards she has won. Up next...is the soon to be released Smart People...which I did a Trailer Watch post on. From the trailer...we can expect it to be just hilarious. And still in the works is a movie called Whip It a movie being directed by Drew Barrymore in which Page will star as a girl who joins a roller derby...another comedy. Now, she was also said to star in Jack and Diane with Juno co-star Olivia Thirlby thats about a pair of teenage lesbians who meet in New York and where one of them turn into a werewolf...thats pretty wild huh? But the movie according to IMDB is experiencing some delay and it seems her name has been removed from the movie page...no idea if she will still be in it or it this movie will really take off.
Anyhow as I have said...and pretty much agreeing with most...she is definitely one the young actress to watch. The movies that she does are always quirky and interesting...and she does her roles so well. So watch out for Smart People.
Source: Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly