In an interview with IndieWire, Ellen Page was asked whether her coming out was part of the inspiration behind Gaycation, her travel show that explorers queer life around the globe.

Page and best friend Ian Daniel co-host Gaycation, which returns for its sophomore season Wednesday, September 7 on Viceland.

Ahead of the show's second season premiere, Viceland released a special episode that looks at the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in American history. Forty-nine people died and dozens were injured when a lone gunman opened fire in a gay nightclub in Orlando, the Pulse.

(Related: Ellen Page's Gaycation special on Orlando shooting released.)

“We're here because we just want to see how the community is feeling and dealing with this,” Page told IndieWire from Orlando. “And just be here for those who feel like they want to share their story.”

“Was your coming out part of the inspiration behind the show, wanting to explore gay life?” Page was asked.

“It was an idea that came out of my personal experience traveling – even when I was very closeted – but I would be with a partner and just the reality of what that means,” she answered. “Absolutely, I think coming out has allowed me to align who I am with with my creative self, and making this show is a reflection of that. It’s a reflection of things that I always thought about and cared about and now I’m able to align my work and creative life with who I am.”