INCEPTION Star Elliot Page Says He "Did Not Understand The Role I Found Myself In”

INCEPTION Star Elliot Page Says He "Did Not Understand The Role I Found Myself In”

Elliot Page has opened up about his experiences shooting Christopher Nolan's Inception, and it sounds like the actor - who had yet to come out as gay - wasn't in the best place at the time...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 09, 2023 10:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Movies

Christopher Nolan's 2010 sci-fi classic Inception featured a large ensemble cast, including Elliot (then Ellen) Page as audience surrogate Ariadne, aka the Architect.

Page  - who hadn't come out as gay at the time - opens up about his time shooting the film in his new memoir, “Pageboy,” and reveals that he experienced high levels of anxiety due to feeling out of place among the mostly cis male cast.

“Shingles popped out of my spine while filming Inception when I was 22,” Page writes (via Variety). “Despite everyone being delightful to work with, I felt out of place. In a cast full of cis men, I did not understand the role I found myself in.”

“For the first two weeks of the film I joked I would be recast with Keira Knightley, and rightfully so.”

Promotion of the movie involved red carpet events and after parties which required Page to wear cloths he did not feel comfortable in, which only added to his feelings of isolation.

“There was so much press and so many premieres all around the world and I was wearing dresses and heels to pretty much every single event,” Page said. “I lost it, it was like a cinematic moment. That night, after the premiere at the after-party, I collapsed. That’s something that’s happened frequently in my life, usually corresponding with a panic attack.”

Page came out as transgender in 2020, and has stated that he finally feels at home in his own skin.

Elliot's book is now available for purchase.

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Deepholedennis
Deepholedennis - 6/9/2023, 11:54 AM
*she
MarkCassidy
MarkCassidy - 6/9/2023, 1:19 PM
@Deepholedennis - you're so edgy.
Deepholedennis
Deepholedennis - 6/10/2023, 7:30 PM
@MarkCassidy - huh? Just correcting the mistake written
CaptainCheese
CaptainCheese - 6/9/2023, 3:46 PM
I hope he does some more comedy films. He was great in "Super".
PartyKiller
PartyKiller - 6/9/2023, 4:20 PM
Really sickening to hear Hollywood play actors whining about such things as this. There are 22-year-olds who have real jobs, real things to be stressful about, and they don't make as much in 10 years as Ellen Page made in that one movie. So Ellen Page, like all play actors, makes all kinds of freaking money but has to find something to whine about. Has to find some reason that they are a victim, and be the poor little thing everybody's supposed to just take time out of their day to cry about.

So everybody reading this must stop what they're doing, forget about their problems and just cry because Ellen Page didn't like being surrounded by some dudes while she was play acting for a movie. Poor, poor Ellen Page. Be sure to take time out of your day to feel sorry for Ray Fisher too. And every Hollywood play actor while you're at it. Because they are poor little things. They have it so rough.
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