By Leah Rozen Lesley Messer
December 24, 2007 12:00 PM

• She’s getting Oscar buzz as Juno’s pregnant teen, but Ellen Page insists she’s just your average 20-year-old from Nova Scotia.

YOU LIVE IN HALIFAX! It’s completely separate from the industry. I was walking down the street and this tough guy was like, “Are you that girl from X-Men: The Last Stand?” I was like, “Yeah,” and he was like, “But you’re wearin’ sneakers!” He was so confused. What else would I wear? I think there is an illusion when I go home that I’m going to be different or wear Armani.

SO YOU’RE NOT INTO FASHION? I really am a used T-shirt kind of gal. I appreciate a good pair of jeans—that’s about as far as I go.

HOW DO YOU STAY GROUNDED? I have awesome friends. It’s just about keeping perspective. And I don’t want to seem like, “Hey, look at me!” but I’ll pay for the Thai takeout, you know what I mean?

WHAT’S YOUR TAKE ON THE OSCAR TALK? It’s very exciting, but at the same time, it could easily not happen, so I wanna make sure I don’t get carried away. I’ve seen For Your Consideration!