Ellen Page got a shaggy pixie cut for ‘Freeheld’: adorable or not that great?


Here are some photos of Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in character for Freeheld, the true story of a policewoman (played by Moore) and her partner (played by Page) and their fight for marriage equality (amongst other things). Moore’s character is diagnosed with a terminal illness and it’s all about pre-gay-marriage partnership rights and whether Moore can leave her police force benefits to her girlfriend. I’m actually really looking forward to this movie. This was the first project Ellen scheduled after she officially came out, and she’s talked about how much it means to her to be an out-and-proud gay woman playing a gay character. Plus, I just like the idea of Moore and Page playing a romantic relationship together.

Anyway, I just thought I’d pass along these photos. Both ladies changed up their hair significantly for Freeheld. Ellen chopped off her shoulder-length hair for this shaggy pixie. I like it! Her character is a mechanic, so if anything, I think she could totally do it shorter and still look right for the character. Plus, with that face… Ellen could pull off pretty much any hairstyle. As for Julianne, she went for a more dramatic blonde look. I’m not sure if she’s wearing a wig… she might be. I don’t think Ellen is wearing a wig though.



Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Lauren says:

    Love both of them but find it odd they’re playing partners- I mean, Ellen Page is so young how long could they have been in a relationship?

    • OriginalTessa says:

      She’s 27. I think she looks young, but she’s actually well into adulthood.

      • CM says:

        Yeah, but I’m kind of with Lauren – Moore is 53. If this was a man and a woman with that kind of age gap, wouldn’t there be comments about the difference?

        Of course, as it’s a true story, maybe there really WAS a 26 year age gap between the two….

      • OriginalTessa says:

        It’s based on the documentary also called Freeheld. If I remember Stacie was probably in her early 30’s and Laurel was maybe 50 tops. She was very sick, so it was hard to tell.

      • Adrien says:

        I was uncomfortable with the Theron-Ricci pairing in Monster mainly because Cristina Ricci looks like a child and Charlize was made to look rough. They only have a 5 year age difference in real life.

      • Lee says:

        From what I could find, Laurel was a few months shy of her 50th birthday when she passed away and Stacie was 30, so there was about a 20 year age gap.

        ETA: It seems Lauren already pointed this out below, sorry to be redundant!

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Totally agree. Love both but odd pairing. Maybe Moore’s character is younger than she is in real life and Page’s is older. For them to have had a significantly long relationship as-is, it would have had to start when Page was too close to her teens for comfort.

      • Lauren says:

        Ok from what I can discern there was a 19yr age gap between the two and Ellen’s character (IRL) does look very young too. I don’t know- I guess that was just my gut reaction since the last person I saw play Julianne moore’s partner was Annette Bening and they’re much closer in age.

  2. Adrien says:

    She was cute in Hard Candy. I think she had a similar haircut like the one above.

  3. Chris says:

    Ellen’s gay?

  4. Josefa says:

    Well, Julianne does look awfully ill. Ellen looks cute. I agree, she’s got the kind of face that can pull any haircut.

  5. Rhiley says:

    I am kind of curious why Julianne Moore plays gay/bi so often in film. Perhaps it’s because the characters have a bit more depth than your average mom role, or wife role, or best friend role. She pulls it off well too.

    • Josefa says:

      I wouldn’t say they have more depth, but it’s something different. At her age pretty much every role she gets revolves around marriage (divorcee, mom, supporting wife, etc). By making it a gay marriage you’re at least touching less trite subjects.

  6. Azurea says:

    Ellen had short hair years ago in a series called Regenesis (which was really boring.)
    I didn’t care for her then, & still don’t — she’s kind of a one-note actor to me. But I could still be proven wrong.

  7. serena says:

    Ellen looks great (and ageless)! I don’t really like Julianne with blonde hair but I think it’s a wig, her hair usually aren’t that full, if that make sense.

  8. Marianne says:

    I think Julianne’s hair is a wig. She has already stated that she’ll never go blonde again. Ellen I think is real cut. She has shaved her head before so I dont think shes bothered by having short hair.

    • OriginalTessa says:

      Clearly a wig. She’ll be bald in the movie too. That will be the interesting choice. Will she shave it, or wear a bald cap and a head scarf?

  9. lucy2 says:

    Oh I hope that’s a wig on Julianne. Her red hair is so gorgeous, it’d be a crime to change it.

  10. Cupcake says:

    Ellen looks great! What other celebrities could pull of a shaggy pixie? Halle Berry…

  11. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Sean Penn needs to try the Pixie.

  12. Kit says:

    She has the face to pull it off unlike a lot of people who try it but it does make her look even younger (saying something)!

    She’ll never be not adorbs though.

  13. Amanda says:

    I guess it’s better than the long, greasy, unkempt hair that she had before, but not much better.

  14. Mrs. Wellen Melon says:

    The very haircut we should see on Gwyneth Paltrow.