Ellen Page recently shared with the world that she is a lesbian. And now she’s revealing even more than that for the new issue of W Magazine.
In a stunning W photo shoot, the 27-year-old X-Men: Days of Futures Past actress showed off her washboard abs for all the world to see. Wearing nothing more than a black cape and Calvin Klein underwear, the usually reserved Ellen stuns as part of W‘s New Royals issue.
Page was named one of five women “who totally rule” alongside four other cover girls: Cara Delevingne, Charlotte Casiraghi, Kristen Wiig and Naomi Campbell. Ellen opens up about the challenging roles she’s played in the issue:
“At 17, I co-starred in Hard Candy, about a pedophile and his victim, whom I played. I love the challenges of this job,” she said.
For the cover, Ellen Page sports a Giorgio Armani jacket, Gucci shirt, Eugenia Kim hat, Ralph Lauren Purple Label tie, Inez and Vinoodh rings. E! Online compares Page’s cover shot to Diane Keaton, stating that Ellen, “is giving major Annie Hall vibes on her cover of the fashion mag, dressed in a plaid suit, striped tie and black floppy fedora hat.”
The glamorous spread featuring Page is actually a bit of a departure for the ususally reserved actress. In a different article with W Magazine, written when Ellen was just 20-years-old, Page seemed to shrug off the trappings of Hollywood life that includes sexy photo shoots:
“I go to these photo shoots and they’re talking to me about designers, but [flannel shirt’s] is how I like to dress,” she told W at the time.
Maybe the fact that Ellen Page is now considered a veteran in the business is the reason behind softening her stance on fashion spreads. Ellen burst onto the scene at an early age in her native Canada, filming several television series there. Her breakout American roles included the 2005 movie Hard Candy and the 2007 film Juno, where she played a pregnant high school student who chooses to give her baby up for adoption to a local family.
More recently, Ellen made news by coming out during an emotional speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s Time to THRIVE conference in February of 2014. There she revealed for the first time that she was in fact a lesbian, as reported by Inquistr.
[Ellen Page photos courtesy of W Magazine]