INTERVIEW: Ellen Page, Brit Marling want to get you thinking in The East
Ellen Page is angry. The pint-sized actress revealed her frustrations with the current state of things, including the damage we do to our environment, while talking about her latest film, The East, where she stars alongside co-writer Brit Marling (Sound of My Voice, Another Earth).
Page said she was keen to explore her own outrage and found a fitting outlet in The East, which follows a group of eco-terrorists, including her own hardline character Izzy, plotting against the corporations whose negligence and financially-motivated choices have led to human suffering or worse. Marling, who wrote the film with its director Zal Batmanglij, plays a private investigator hired to see just what kind of retribution the anarchist group is planning and soon finds herself sympathizing with their cause in this modern thriller.
Watch our sit-down interview with Ellen Page and Brit Marling below to find out why this one will leave you thinking.
The East, co-starring Alexander Skarsgard, Patricia Clarkson, Toby Kebbell and Shiloh Fernandez, opens in select theatres June 7.