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Ellen Page Admits to Being Reluctant About Joining X-Men

Ellen Page Admits to Being Reluctant About Joining X-Men

The actress reflects on when she joined the movie and the joy of coming out

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Thoroughly entertaining viewers with a star-studded cast in the time-traveling seventh edition of the franchise, the Bryan Singer-directed X-Men: Days of Future Past took in $302 million worldwide over the Memorial Day weekend.

Still, Ellen Page admitted, back in 2006, she had been reluctant to sign on as Kitty Pryde in X-Men: The Last Stand.

She told Good Morning America on Tuesday, "I had just graduated high school, and I had weirdly kind of taken some time off from acting and was just in a different space."

Now, Page not only enjoys reprising her role as Kitty in Days of Future Past, but she's also receiving the support of many fans over her recent coming out.

"I don't think I could even have anticipated how happy I feel," said Page. "And 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 vanished."

She continued, "The reaction's 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."

Watch the full interview below:

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