Ellen DeGeneres publicly congratulates Ellen Page on coming out publicly.
‘I am so proud of you for coming out and I’m happy for you,’ DeGeneres told her guest. ‘I know what a scary thing that is. … It’s a scary thing to verbalize, to say it out loud.’
Page had verbalized her thoughts during what DeGeneres called an ‘incredible’ coming out speech at a Human Rights Campaign event in Las Vegas.
‘I think my biggest fear in doing it was having a panic attack, quite frankly,’ Page said of the speech. ‘I was just so ready to do it, and so excited to do it. So it was a combination of such thrill to be at a place in my life where I was able to do that, and grateful to have that moment, and grateful to you (Ellen), because you did it at a time when it was much harder and much scarier.’