Juno star Ellen Page might take her real life love of eco activism into her next film role. Page is in talks with the Fox Searchlight picture ‘The East,’ a film about big corporations trying to protect their businesses by infiltrating a radical environmental group.
While Page would play the jealous former lover of the head of the eco group, a character played by Alexander Skarsgard, in real life her activism is as pure as it gets. Whether it’s speaking out for 350.org or taking part in an eco documentary, or living in an eco village for a month to shovel goat manure and get away from it all, this green actress is the real thing.
During her tour for ‘Inception,’ a film she starred in alongside eco veteran Leonardo DiCaprio, she was asked what subject does she care enough about that she might risk her life for it. She said, “I guess, probably, the environmental movement, and the sustainability of our planet — which freaks me out. Definitely scares me, but I try not to be scared and just present.”
The actress has also spoken about the importance of eating locally. She told Mother Jones, “I find a lot of people say, ‘Oh organic and local’s expensive and I just don’t have time.’ And I’m like, well how much TV do you watch? Where are your priorities right now? I always take the time to eat well and eat locally because it’s common sense.”
One thing is for sure. Ellen Page walks the walk while a lot of other people, famous and not, just talk the talk. We think (and hope) we’ll be seeing a lot more of her environmental activism in the future, and not just in the movies.