Ellen Page Makes Red Carpet Debut With Girlfriend Samantha Thomas at TIFF

by Antoinette Bueno 7:15 AM PDT, September 14, 2015
Playing Ellen Page Makes Red Carpet Debut With Girlfriend Samantha Thomas at TIFF

The look of love!

Ellen Page proudly walked the red carpet with her girlfriend, artist and surfer Samantha Thomas, at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.

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Photo: Getty Images

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Page brought Thomas along to the premiere of her new film, Freeheld, which stars her and Julianne Moore as real-life lesbian couple Laurel Hester (Moore) and Stacie Andree (Page). Hester, a New Jersey police lieutenant, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie, battle to secure Hester's pension benefits in the film, when she's diagnosed with terminal cancer.

"For me, lots of stuff surfaced [playing Stacie]," Page told Out magazine earlier this month about her latest role. "Recreating a sort of closeted relationship in a film caused some stuff to surface, for sure. And then there's [the matter] of speaking up or potentially owning an identity that I think does require a responsibility of trying to help move things forward."

The 28-year-old actress memorably came out in February 2014, during a speech at the Human Rights Campaign's THRIVE conference benefiting LGBTQ youth in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since then, Page has been outspoken about LGBT rights. Last month, she confronted 44-year-old presidential hopeful Ted Cruz at the Iowa State Fair about LGBT discrimination.

But Page was all smiles on Sunday, telling E! News about her girlfriend, "I'm in love."

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