Ellen Page talks “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Ellen Page talks “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Ellen Page talks “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

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by Ken Lombardi

CBS News

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 6:27 AM

(CBS) -- Ellen Page has some Pryde about her role in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

The 26-year-old actress is currently filming scenes for the upcoming superhero sequel in Montreal, Canada. Earlier this month, director Bryan Singer tweeted a photo of Page in costume on the set of the new film:

Page will reprise her role as one of the younger members of the X-Men—Kitty Pryde, a.k.a. Shadowcat. Pryde has the ability to walk through solid objects from her powers as a mutant.

A lot has changed for Page since she last portrayed Pryde in 2006’s “X-Men: The Last Stand.” Following her breakthrough Oscar-nominated role in “Juno,” the Canadian-born actress has gone on to star in films like “Inception” and Woody Allen’s “To Rome with Love.” She’s also starring in a new film about eco-terrorism, “The East,” co-starring Alexander Skarsgard and Brit Marling.

Even though she’s been tackling heavier subject matter, Page was happy to return to the superhero franchise.

“I couldn’t be more fortunate to be back for another one,” Page said in an interview for CBSNews.com at “The East” N.Y. premiere. “It’s been great. Bryan Singer is fantastic. The cast is incredible.”

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” will combine actors and characters from “The Last Stand” and 2010’s “X-Men: First Class” for a whole new adventure. The film opens on July 18, 2014.

Aside from filming the new “X-Men” movie, Page is also busy working on her directorial debut, “Miss Stevens,” with Anna Farris attached to star.
 

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