sxswf: No Ellen Page, But Still Pretty 'Super'

Rainn Wilson gets saucy at the 'Super' panel

sxswf: No Ellen Page, But Still Pretty 'Super'

When Ellen Page missed her flight and thus a standing room-only talk about the film Super, co-star Rainn Wilson picked up his cell phone and put Page on speaker phone to chat with the crowd of more than 650.

Director James Gunn called her part in their very human superhero flick is far from her usually wise young soul parts and instead “a 23 year old with the mind of a 12 year old.” On the phone, Page confirmed the shoot was “rad as hell.”

Gunn signed Wilson for the lead role at the suggestion of his ex-wife Jenna Fischer, who told Wilson about the script in a break on the set of The Office.

Oh, and don’t walk out on a panel featuring Wilson. His retort to early leavers: “Gotta go? Is Jake Gyllenhaal taking a dump down the hall?”

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