Ellen Page: After coming out 'all this toxicity and worry and baggage just sort of vanished'

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If Ellen Page seems especially upbeat and happy during her interviews promoting X-Men: Days of Future Past it's because she is.

The actress, who came out as a lesbian on Valentine's Day, is clearly feeling liberated by her decision to go public and by the positive reaction she has received.

'The reaction been really beautiful and I think it's been so beautiful because, to me it's so indicative of the change that's happened and how society has evolved,' Page said on Good Morning America on Tuesday (28 May).

She added: 'I couldn't be more grateful for just the support I've had, and quite frankly for me, it was just pretty immediate, and I felt like all this toxicity and worry and baggage that I was carrying, just sort of vanished.'

'I don't think I could even have anticipated how happy I feel.'

Another reason for her to be happy is the box office reception for the latest X-Men film which grossed more than $110 million at the box office in the US Canada over the Memorial Day weekend.

i still need to see x-men ;__;