Ellen Page

  • Aired:  05/20/13
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"The East" star Ellen Page discusses the ethics of environmentalism and reveals Canada's dark secret. (6:49)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT A VERY FINE

ACTRESS.

HER NEW FILM IS CALLED "THE

EAST."

>> YOU MAKE YOUR LIVING BY

POISONING THIS CREEK AND OTHER

RIVERS AND LAKES AND YOU

SEPARATE YOURSELF IN YOUR GATED

COMMUNITIES WITH GOLF COURSES

FROM THE WORLD YOU'RE

DESTROYING.

FROM THE FAMILIES WHO CANNOT

AFFORD TO MOVE AWAY FROM THIS

CREEK.

OR FROM THE CANCER THEIR

CHILDREN ARING DYING OF.

YOU CREATE, FOR A LIVING, TOXIC

CHEMICALS THAT WILL OUTLIVE US

ALL AND FEELS NOTHING.

>> Jon: STORY OF NANJING.

PLEASE WELCOME WELCOME ELLEN

PAGE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

>> ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

I COULDN'T BE A BIGGER FAN OF

YOUR SHOW.

>> Jon: THANK YOU.

THAT'S VERY KIND OF YOU.

WE'RE BIG FANS OF YOURS.

I'VE BEEN HERE OVER 27 YEARS.

FROM THE SPHIRS DAY I STARTED I

SAID GET ME ELLEN PAGE.

>> HOW DID YOU KNOW MY MOM WAS

PREGNANT?

>> Jon: HOW OLD ARE YOU?

>> 26.

>> Jon: I KNEW IT!

>> WAIT, HOW DID YOU KNOW MY MOM

WAS PREGNANT.

I WAS IN A LITTLE CLUB IN

CANADA.

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA-- IF I MAY

SAY THIS AND THIS IS NOT TO

OFFEND PEOPLE IN CANADA WHO LIVE

IN OTHER AREAS-- MAYBE THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN CANADA.

IT'S PRETTY GORGEOUS IN TERMS

OF-- AND BY THE WAY, THE

LOX THAT THEY MAKE.

MAKE.

>> I KNOW, YOU CANNOT BREAK

THOSE LOCKS LOCKS.

THE AUDIENCE THAT WE GET

( LAUGHTER )

IS SUCH A WEIRD MIX OF CANADIANS

AND RABBIS AND, LIKE, THAT I

HAVE NO IDEA WHICH JOKE.

IS THAT A POPULAR CALLING?

>> IT IS A VERY POPULAR CALLING.

>> Jon: WHAT IS THIS THING?

IT LOOKS VERY INTERESTING.

ARE YOUING LIVING IN, LIKE A

COMMUNITY OF VERY ECHO MINDED

INDIVIDUALS.

>> THE MOVIE IS ABOUT A GROUP OF

ECOACTIVISTS OVER THE INCREDIBLE

INJUSTICE AND ATROCITIES BEING

COMMITTED BY LARGE CORPORATIONS

AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

>> Jon: SO IT'S A FICTION.

CLEARLY, CORPORATIONS DON'T.

AND THE FILM IS ABOUT A

CORPORATE SPRY WHO INFILTRATES

THE GROUP TO FIGURE OUT THEIR

PLAN.

>> Jon: IS THIS A TRUE

STORY.

>> IT'S NOT BASED ON A SPECIFIC

TRUE STORY BUT OF COURSE

EVERYTHING IN THE FILM IS REAL

THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING AND

VERY, VERY RELEVANT RIGHT NOW.

ON THE ONE HAND YOU PROBABLY

HAVE A LOT OF SYMPATHY FOR

PEOPLE FIGHTING TO PRESERVE THE

JIERMT AND THOSE KINDS OF

THINGS.

BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, HOW DO

YOU JUSTICE SOME OF THEIR

ACTIONS WHICH ARE PRETTY

DAMAGING AND PEOPLE GET HURT.

>> OF COURSE.

THIS IS WHY I THINK THE FILM IS

INTERESTING.

I BELIEVE THESE PEOPLE HAVE

INCREDIBLE VALIDITY WITH

THEIRANGER AND MISSION AND WHAT

THEY'RE ANGRY AT.

BUT OF COURSE I DON'T BELIEVE IN

HURTING PEOPLE.

>> Jon: IT'S A VERY THIN

LINE BETWEEN SORT OF WHEN YOU

GET UP TO THAT AND WHAT IS

RAICHOUS ACTIVISM WHAT IS

DANGEROUS.

>> OF COURSE.

AND I THINK-- SARAH'S STRUGGLE

AS SHE STARTS GETTING A WINDOW

TO A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE.

AND TRIAL TO DEAL WITH THE

DIFFICULTIES THAT THAT PRESENTS

I AM VERY MUCH AN

ENVIRONMENTALIST.

I RECYCLE.

ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH

NESPRO PODS?

MY MOMENT IS BUILT WITH THEM.

EVERY COFFEE DRINK I DRINK, I TO

IT AND IT GO WRITE INTO THE

FACADE OF MY BUILDING.

PRETTY GNARLY SMELLING BUILDING.

NOW, WHAT ARE YOU ARE YOU-- DO

YOU LIVE IN CANADA?

>> NO, I LIVE IN L.A.

>> Jon: FOR SOMEONE FROM

SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PART OF THE

WORLD WHERE PEOPLE ARE KIND AND

I WOULD THINK DOIN TO EARTH AND

HONEST.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> WOW.

( BLEEP ), WHROOEP.

>> Jon: HAVE YOU EVER

VISITED SOMEWHERE WHERE PEOPLE

WERE ANGRY ATICA NADIANS.

NO BUT I WOULDN'T BLAME PLACES

FOR BEING ANGRY ATICA CANADIANS.

I LOVE BEING FROM CANADA AND

LOVE A LOT OF THINGS ABOUT THE

COUNTRY BUT WE'RE NOT PERFECT

( LAUGHTER )

>> Jon: YES, YOU ARE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

FROM A CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE,

WHAT WOULD YOU TAKE ISSUE WITH?

BECAUSE WE LOOK AT IT UP THERE

AND WE THINK WHERE ARE YOUR BANK

FAILURES?

>> THERE ARE A LOT OF GREAT

THINGS ABOUT CANADA.

PUBLIC HEALTH CARE--

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

WHEN YOU HEAR, YOU KNOW, THE

MISINFORMATION FROM, YOU KNOW,

CERTAIN NEWS NETWORKS ABOUT --

>> I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING

ABOUT.

>> YOUR SISTER NEWS NETWORK,

FOXY NEWS.

IT'S VERY FUNNY BECAUSE WHEN YOU

GROW UP WITH SOMETHING LIKE THAT

IN CANADA AND THEN YOU HEAR

ABOUT THE SYSTEM HERE, AND

YOU'RE LIKE EXCUSE ME?

WHAT?

AND WE HAVE THE SITUATION WITH

THE TAR SANDS RIGHT NOW WHICH IS

DECIMATE, OUR ENVIRONMENT.

BUT YOU HAVE SO MUCH ENVIRONMENT

TO DECIMATE.

>> EXACTLY.

>> Jon: DO YOU LOOK AT US--

LIKE WHEN YOU LOOK AT US DO YOU

GUYS GO, LIKE, THOSE GUYS.

OR IS IT MORE THEY'RE GOING TO

BREAK SOMETHING.

>> I THINK THERE'S A LITTLE MORE

MAYBE CAMARADERIE OF SPIRIT, A

LITTLE LESS FEAR AND WE THINK

TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER A BIT

MORE AND DON'T SORT OF --

>> YOU'RE COMMIES.

>> WE ARE DIRTY COMMIES.

>> WELL, THE EAST IS GOING TO BE

IN THE THEATERS ON MAY 31.

YOU HAVE TO BE A BIG FAN OF THIS

LADY.

SHE'S WORRY VALENTED.

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