Ellen Page dismisses Matt Damon's argument that actors should disguise their sexuality: 'He has no point'

The actress points to heterosexual actors having relationships openly 

Heather Saul
Friday 09 October 2015 18:51 BST
Ellen said that Matt Damon simply didn't have a point
Ellen said that Matt Damon simply didn't have a point (Getty)

Ellen Page has dismissed suggestions by Matt Damon that actors should disguise their sexuality.

Damon told The Guardian he believed actors who disclose less information about themselves are better performers than their counterparts.

The Martians actor said: “Whether you’re straight or gay, people shouldn’t know anything about your sexuality because that’s one of the mysteries that you should be able to play.”

Page has become an activist for LGBT rights since coming out as a lesbian in 2014, a theme which plays into her latest role as the girlfriend of a female police detective in the forthcoming drama, Freeheld. Responding to Damon's comments, she pointed to the number of high profile heterosexual people who conduct their relationships openly and in front of the media and accused him of double standards.

Matt Damon claimed that actors should conceal their sexuality

The Juno actress told Metro News: “He [Damon] doesn’t have a point because he related it to sexuality. Heterosexual actors and actresses do not have to go to great lengths to hide their sexuality.

“Yes, of course, keep your private life private. Protect yourself. Have boundaries. When you’re a public person, you need to think about your safety. But if it’s in relation to sexuality, then no - that’s an unfair double standard. Heterosexual people walk down the red carpet with their partners all the time, they talk about their children.”

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