Here are some photos of the LA premiere of The East, that environmental-thriller starring Brit Marling, Patricia Clarkson, Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgard. I’m just choosing to discuss the photos of Alex and Ellen because they are SO CUTE together. I still have no idea if they are actually together, if they are friends with benefits, if they’ve been secretly hooking up this whole time, or if they are just friends and he’s never put the p in the v. I don’t know. There are rumors about Ellen’s sexuality (as in, she’s only into ladies), but she’s never verified or confirmed anything and if “rumors” were proof, everyone in Hollywood is gay.
Some backstory: soon after Ellen and Alex worked together on The East, they were spotted hanging out around LA. They took in a few games, they partied together, they seemed to get along. It was adorable because she’s so tiny (I bet she’s barely above 5 feet tall) and Alex is HUGE. He’s super-tall and he’s just the giant Viking. Anyway, the rumors about Ellen and Alex subsided a little until they were at SXSW in March, when once again they seemed rather couple-y. And Alex and Ellen traveled back to LA together and he carried her bags at LAX.
So, what do these photos tell you? They tell me that Alex and Ellen are close. They enjoy each other’s company. The base of their relationship is probably a substantial friendship. But I also think there’s some attraction going on somewhere. Look at his hand on her side – obviously, he’s really tall and he’s having to reach down, but he’s almost touching boob in a lot of those photos. Huh.
Photos courtesy of WENN and Fame/Flynet.