Ellen Page & Stephen Colbert Discuss Her Coming Out In The Best Way Ever — VIDEO
As thrilled as I am that Stephen Colbert will be taking over for David Letterman, there is a part of me that is terribly sad to see the Colbert Report go. Thursday night's episode, which featured a hilarious Colbert interview with Ellen Page, will make me miss "Stephen Colbert" all the more. Page was on the show to promote the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, however, most of the interview was spent discussing her magnificent speech at the Human Rights Campaign's Time to THRIVE event back in February. Colbert and Page perfectly addressed her coming out and how gay people are perceived by the media in only a way that Stephen Colbert and Ellen Page ever could.
Rather than diving straight into the topic of Page's sexuality, Colbert asked the talented actress about being openly Canadian and without missing a beat Page responded, "I feel like I've been openly Canadian for a really long time." Then the interview turned and compared Canadians to mutants in the X-Men films because they are "outsiders" in society... because there's nothing funnier than an extended Canadian metaphor.
Colbert's knack for earnest satire not only makes the ideas he subverts all the more absurd, he also manages to really bring people in to talk about things that matter to them. Thankfully we know that sort of intelligence and charm won't be going anywhere when he starts hosting The Late Show. Until then, let's enjoy as many of these delightful Colbert Report segments while we still have them: