In a lengthy, interesting interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Ellen Page addressed the recent alegations against Bryan Singer. And damn, for a tricky thing to talk about in that industry, I’d say she nailed it.
With regard to the controversy currently plaguing the film’s openly gay director, Bryan Singer, who stands accused of sexual assault on a minor, she acknowledges that the allegations are “super, super disturbing. … I guess the truth will come out in the way that it does, but it’s hard to hear about someone being in that situation, someone you like working with.” Having grown up on film sets, Page is all too aware of the kinds of abuses that can take place behind doors in Hollywood: “Whatever comes of it,” she says, “I do think that there’s a systemic issue of people in places of power manipulating and abusing young people.”
I hope you’re taking notes, everyone who works with Woody Allen.