Jane Lynch had some advice for the younger actress in light of her coming out speech.
Celebrities have rushed to congratulate Ellen Page on her coming out announcement from Friday. That includes Glee actress, famed comedienne and LGBT+ advocate Jane Lynch, who had some additional words of wisdom for Page. Lynch, who has been out for the entirety of her career, had this to say to the 26-year-old (half Lynch’s age) actress (via People): "When I was younger, I lied by omission. She should give herself a break and not call it 'lying'. "
Lynch is speaking from experience, when she says the younger actress shouldn't be so hard on herself.
This refers to Page’s touching speech at HRC’s Time To Thrive conference on Friday, where the younger actress declared: “I’m tired of hiding and tired of lying by omission. I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered. And I'm standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain.”
Lynch, clearly sympathetic, ended her address to Page: “But I know what it is to feel like you can't be open and honest about your orientation. Good for her!” Lynch is far from the only one to congratulate Page in one form or another. For a brief summary of the flood of support the actress has received, click here. On Friday, she tweeted the following: “Thank you @HRC and everyone for all the love and support. X”
So far, Page has been met with a wave of support both from her fans and the acting community.