I like Ellen Page. She's a relative newcomer to the block, but definitely has a point of view, and is not afraid to speak her mind. She says the way the media treats Britney Spears is sickening, and that she sympathizes with Brit because she could have found herself in a similar situation if she had started acting at a younger age.
Page was asked to relocate to LA to star in a sitcom at just 13, but turned down the role to finish school in her native Canada. She's convinced that had she accepted the part, she could have been a victim of the paparazzi.
"I feel bad, you know - they were hyper-sexualized at the age of 16, not
guided or taken care of or nurtured properly. And now people treat it like
it's a joke. Let's splatter their face on newspapers every day and show them being taken out of their house on a stretcher! It's like, why don't we ask why this is happening? It makes me very angry."
Well said! Let's just hope Ellen doesn't end up in rehab or the psych ward like some of her peers.