You guys totally FREAKED OUT on yesterday’s Alexander Skarsgard-Ellen Page story. Alex and Ellen were photographed looking couple-y by their director (for The East) in San Francisco over the weekend, with Alex nuzzling and seemingly kissing Ellen’s head. I thought it was a sweet photo of two people who may or may not be boning, and if I had to put money on it, I would say that they probably are boning. My assessment did not go over very well as scores of Skarsloonies, Skarsexuals and Viking-obsessives came out of the woodwork to throw temper tantrums and hissy fits. Which made me laugh. Seriously, would be the worst thing in the world if Alex and Ellen were boning? What would it hurt, really? They seem like cool people, and they obviously like each other. What’s the BFD?
Well, People Magazine is trying to pander to all of the Skarsexuals and their source claims Ellen and Alex are “just friends”. Happy?
Some appearances – sweet as they may be – can be deceiving.
After a cozy photograph of Ellen Page and her The East costar Alexander Skarsgard made the rounds on social media over the weekend – Tweeted out by the film’s director, Zal Batmanglij, no less – speculation ramped up that the two were an item off-screen.
But, a source tells PEOPLE, the costars are just friends. And it isn’t even clear how long ago the picture was taken.
The actress, however, liked it enough to re-Tweet: the photo shows the two dressed in matching denim outfits with Skarsgard’s arm around Page, who seems to be lying in his lap. “Canadian tuxedo party,” she wrote, referencing their denim on denim ensembles.
Perhaps it’s all in good fun – or simply part of the promotional plan for the indie thriller, which has played at various film festivals and is in limited release in the U.S. currently.
Skarsgard and Page have indeed been spotted – seemingly on friendly terms – together at Los Angeles International Airport and on red carpets promoting their movie.
So, now that People Mag has an unnamed source claiming they’re just friends, can everyone go home now? Well, here’s a thought: if they really were boning and they really weren’t expecting a director’s tweeted photo to go viral, isn’t this exactly how they would try to roll it back? Haha, I have no idea. I really don’t. There are conspiracy theories within conspiracy theories on this one. He’s gay, she’s gay, he only likes blondes, he only likes tall women, she’s blah blah blah. I don’t know. Whatever is going on, I hope the freakout continues. It’s funny as hell.
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