Actress Ellen Page recently said that coming out gay was the best decision of her life.

The 27-year-old Page announced she's gay last year on Valentine's Day during a speech delivered at Time to THRIVE, an LGBT youth conference hosted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and held at Bally's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Page (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Juno), who is in Rio to celebrate Carnaval, was asked about coming out by a Brazilian reporter.

“[I decided to come out] because I was sad,” Page said. “I felt uninspired. I was uncomfortable. It hurt relationships. I felt guilty for not being out. And it was just time. It's the best decision I ever made. I immediately felt like a new person.”

“You just feel lighter in your life,” she added.

When asked if she was dating, Page answered, “No comment.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)