Ellen Page is 'demented' in 'Super,' Rainn Wilson says
Ellen Page has played a few quirky characters on screen before in films like "Juno," "Smart People" and "Whip it."
However, the actress appears to take it to a whole new level in the movie "Super," which was released on Friday, April 1.
"You've never seen Ellen Page like this before, co-star Rainn Wilson told Rachel Smith of OnTheRedCarpet.com at the movie's recent Los Angeles premiere. "She's demented, completely off her rocker."
Page, who also had a scene with Wilson in "Juno," praised "Super" as "a wildly unique film that I think is very extreme, very funny, but ultimately also very touching."
In the movie, Page plays the sidekick to Wilson's character, Frank, who is a short order cook. He decides to become the superhero The Crimson Bolt after he discovers his wife (Liv Tyler) has been having an affair with a local drug dealer (Kevin Bacon).
"I think James [Gunn, the director] wrote a really awesome script and he wrote a great character for a young woman," she said. "I just feel really fortunate to be in it."
The action element in the film isn't something new for Page, who has had roles in "X-Men: The Last Stand" and in the independent film "Hard Candy," which saw her playing a 14-year-old girl who turns the tables on a sexual predator.
"I love when I get to play roles that have a physical element to them, love, love, love, "she said. "So I love getting to do that. It's just fun."
The actress also opened up about a writing project she's had in the works with HBO since 2009 with her "Whip It" co-star and "Arrested Development" actress Alia Shawkat.
"It's called 'Stitch N' Bitch,'" Page said. "Hopefully it will happen, but we'll see. It's in its early stages."
Reporting by Rachel Smith, co-host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).