Ellen Page's artist girlfriend Samantha Thomas may not have been by her side at this year's Sundance Film Festival, but all is still amazing between the two.
"She's home working," Page told me at the premiere of her new dramedy Tallulah. "I wish she could be here."
She sure does. When I asked if she's still in love (I was there when the couple made their red carpet debut in September at the Toronto International Film Festival), Page beamed, "Absolutely!"
Page's secret to the long lasting relationship is quite simple. "She's awesome and we have so much fun together," she said. "We love each other and support each other. It's the best."
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In Tallulah, Page plays a drifter who kidnaps a baby because she doesn't think her boozy pill-popping mother is capable of taking care of her.
"Honestly, it's one of the most special acting experiences I've ever had," Page said. "Needless to say, but it presented a new challenge because your first thought is, 'This baby needs to be OK, it needs to be safe.' I want the parents to feel OK and acting is a little bit secondary to that. You could never predict what your little co-star is going to do. That forces you to be so, so, so present and so open. I just felt connected to her."
Did it get her thinking of having kids of her own? "You know, it's funny. I had such little baby experience that I told [director Sian Heder], 'Oh, I'm worried. I don't really know,'" Page remembered. "But then we kind of bonded really quickly and it was special. [But] do I want to have a baby tomorrow? I don't think so."