Ellen Page has become a better actress since coming out as gay.

The 29-year-old actress revealed her sexuality to the world during a speech at the Human Rights Campaign's 'Time to Thrive' conference in Las Vegas in February 2014 and believes she's more ''in love'' with her job since she declared her true self to the world.

In an interview with the Metro newspaper she was asked if coming out has helped her acting, to which she replied: ''Yes, one hundred per cent. I feel more excited and inspired and in love with my job than I ever have and I think a huge part of that is having your authentic self be aligned with your creative self.''

The brunette beauty appeared in 'Freeheld' last year alongside Julianne Moore, which saw the pair play a lesbian couple fighting for equal rights to a terminally ill partner's pension, and has admitted she felt it was important for her to make that film because she wanted to spread the real life story of police officer Laurel Hester (Moore) and mechanic Stacie Andree's.

She explained: ''When the script was first sent to me I was 21 and shooting a movie in Michigan. I remember crying over it but being so inspired by these two women who, in a time of unimaginable difficulty and sadness, fought so hard for their rights, and my rights, and all of the LGBT communities rights. It was one of those stories you really want to tell. After the film was made but before it came out, marriage equality happened [in the US]. It was such an exciting moment, to be able to celebrate such extraordinary progress but also mindful of the work that still needs to be done.''