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Ellen Page Says Being In The Closet Hurt Her Career 'Way More Than Coming Out'!

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That's so gay!

Ellen Page has maintained her place in the public eye ever since she starred as the titular character in 2007's Juno, but according to the recently out star, she's only just begun to enjoy herself!

The 29-year-old stopped by SXSW on Saturday to promote her new Viceland docu-series Gaycation, and got a little emotional about the LGBT community both here in Hollywood and around the world.

Video: Ellen Talks To Stephen Colbert About LGBT Rights!

Ellen famously came out publicly back in 2014, and confided in fans at the Texan festival that staying in the closet for so long actually hurt her career!

Alongside her BFF/costar Ian Daniel, Ellen admitted that she loves getting to work as her true "authentic self," saying :

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Ellen Page Travels To Japan For Gaycation's Surprisingly Emotional Coming Out — Watch The FULL First Episode In Advance!

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This is more powerful than we ever could have expected!

When Vice announced they were parlaying their Internet media empire into a television network, we had a feeling the programs were going to be very informative.

However, thanks to an early viewing of Ellen Page's Gaycation, it's looking like Viceland is setting itself up to be can't-miss TV!

Video: Ellen Talks To Stephen Colbert About LGBT Rights!

The docu-series follows the Freeheld star and cohost Ian Daniel as they travel the world meeting different members of foreign LGBT communities, and in episode one, the pair visits the smallest gay bar in the world in Tokyo, Japan.

However, their trip is no vacation because along the way, Ellen and Ian find out just how hard it is to come out in Asia after witnessing an unaccepting mother's disapproval right in front of them!

It's a deeply emotional 44 minutes, and we applaud the show on furthering the conversation on LGBT equality across the globe.

Ch-ch-check out the full first episode of Gaycation ahead of its official premiere Wednesday, March 2 at 10 p.m. EST on Viceland (below)!!!

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ICYMI: Ruby Rose Pens A Touching Birthday Note For The 'Fearless & Honest' Ellen Page!

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Ruby Rose is just smitten with bestie Ellen Page!

On Sunday, Ruby posted a lovely tribute to Ellen for her 29th birthday. The note was completely gushing and VERY cute.

Related: Ellen Feels So Much Better Out

In the message, Rose says she's super "grateful" for the actress' support during her transition from unknown to burgeoning actress. The beauty even credits E.P. as her inspiration for moving to the United States!

Check out the sweet words (below)!

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Julianne Moore Addresses Ellen Page's Struggle With Coming Out & The Lack Of Good Roles In Hollywood For Marie Claire

Julianne Moore covers Marie Claire UK for March.

Julianne Moore will always be a fave!

And she's one of the few actresses consistently taking on unique and challenging roles.

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In the new issue of Marie Claire UK, the Oscar winner talks describes her 2015 film Freeheld, about a New Jersey police lieutenant who struggles to secure her pension for her same-sex partner — played by Ellen Page — after she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

The film's subject matter allowed Julianne to talk frankly with her co-star about her own experiences, saying:

"Ellen was miserable. She talked to me very frankly about her own experience—what it felt like, about the nature of the discomfort. A lot of people I know came out a long time ago. None of my friends were celebrities when they came out; they were college students. So here I was talking to this very young woman, who had recently come out, about experiences that were very, very fresh, so it was a different kind of conversation."

The 55-year-old also addresses the ongoing fight for gay rights in America:

"I think it's easy for us in New York to say 'Oh, things are different' but they are not, people can still be discriminated against at work, or for housing. In some States they can be fired for being gay; they can be denied opportunities."

Last but not least, she takes on Hollywood's many, many problems:

"It's very difficult to find parts, no matter how old you are, no matter where you are and whether you're a man or a woman, the movie industry is not in the business of finding good roles for actors or actresses; it is in the business of creating films that will make as much money as possible."

Sad. But true.

We're just happy more big stars are discussing it.

Make sure you check out Julianne's full spread in the gallery (above)!

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So Scary & Amazing! Ellen Page Discusses Gaycation, Reveals She Confronted A Homophobic Cop Who Bragged About Killing Gay People

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We are in awe, Ellen Page!

The actress revealed info at the Television Critics' Association's 2016 winter press tour about the time, while filming an episode of her Viceland series Gaycation, she confronted a VERY scary anti-gay cop!

Video: Ellen Talks To Stephen Colbert About LGBT Rights!

Page and her best friend Ian Daniel were filming in Brazil when they ran across a cop who started to brag about how he had killed gay people before, and the actress took it all in stride:

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Ellen Page Opens Up On Her 'Toxic' Past In The Closet & What It Felt Like To Finally Come Out

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Ellen Page is a whole new woman.

Following Ellen's cathartic coming out in February 2014, the actress has become an LGBT rights activist and even scored a girlfriend. While the tiny Canadian is way happier than she was in the past, she admitted life prior to her public revelation was extremely difficult.

Video: Ellen Talks To Stephen Colbert About LGBT Rights!

The Juno star explained:

"I was just done. It's so toxic to just be hiding; it becomes so consuming without you even knowing it's consuming you. You become so complacent in this reality you create. It's like a bucket, and it's filling up and filling up and filling up — and finally it just spills over. And I felt guilty for not being out for the LGBT community. I was like, ‘Dude, just say you're gay.'"

Ugh, that life sounds SO difficult. We're just glad Page was able to find the courage to be herself!

The dog enthusiast added:

"For me, it was a great opportunity to be honest, to share certain elements of the pain that I went through. The reality is, there are very few young people out as actors, so I was hoping to speak to a lot of the issues so it wouldn't just seem like, 'Hey, look, I'm gay.'"

Hopefully Ellen paved the way for other actors and actresses to come out. Hollywood could use a little more honesty!

Elaborating on earlier fears that her sexuality would hinder her career, the actress revealed:

"If someone was like, ‘Hey, you're never going to be in a movie ever again', I would have done it anyway."

Woot! What an amazing attitude — you can't put a price on freedom!

Congrats on doing you, girl!

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