Ellen Page is speaking out about the lack of diversity in Hollywood that was highlighted by the recent Oscar nominations, calling the situation “so disheartening.”
Page, star of the new film “Tallulah,” and director Sian Heder sat down with TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman to discuss the film — about a rootless young woman who decides to rescue a toddler — and the need for diverse voices in the entertainment industry.
“It’s awful,” Page said, “and I think what just happened in regards to the nominations two years in a row is a reflection of the industry itself, and the lack of diversity in all positions.”
The actress went on to lament, “It’s so upsetting that we’re still having this conversation.
“I don’t know what to say other than it’s so disheartening, and I feel like we all have to be doing what we can to make a change, because we’re supposed to be telling stories that reflect human experience, and we can’t just be showing one group of people,” Page said.
Watch TheWrap’s interview with Page and Heder in the video.
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