What Ellen Page Did On Her Summer Vacation


In the span of time between Juno and Whip It, Ellen Page really hasn't been seen all that much onscreen (did you go to Smart People?). Her explanation of where she's been, given to USA Today, really demands to be quoted in its entirety: "I went to Oregon to study permaculture and lived in an eco-village for a month outside Eugene. It's called Lost Valley. It was amazing and exactly what I needed, because there had been the Juno thing, where you're getting a lot of attention. You're learning how to live in a holistic way with the cycles of the Earth. At one point I was digging goat (manure) and putting it into a wheelbarrow, and while shoveling it, I just went, "Oh, my God, this is exactly what I want to be doing right now.'" [USA Today]


  • HwoodHills says:

    I didn't know there was an entire culture devoted to Horshack's hair.
    Oh, those crazy Northwesterners!

  • sixhundred says:

    she shovels it alright.... honest to blahg.

  • Nicholas Janes says:

    Anyone else felt suddenly attracted to this girl after reading that?

  • el smrtmnky says:

    that's the worst olivia cruise excuse i've ever heard

  • HwoodHills says:

    Shoveling goatsh!t is ALWAYS a treat when you know you can walk away from it.
    But I get her point. After all the crazy hoopla over Juno it was probably nice to get away from things for awhile.
    And based on the Movieline review of Whip It it looks like she may need another reservation there next year.
    (Hopefully they're kind enough to feed the goats some corn ahead of time.)

  • rurally says:

    I don't get it. Was she kidding? She seems like one of those people who views herself as insanely smart and pretentious and she would say that just to sound like a terrible person.

  • LizzieLemonic says:

    "Are you kidding?"
    "I don't even know anymore."
    The Hipster Curse!