Ellen Page has revealed that she has Ghostbusters star Kristen Wiig’s name tattooed on her arm.

The Juno actress made the unusual revelation while appearing on TBS talk show Conan.

Speaking to Conan O’Brien, she said: “I have like eight tattoos now, but some of them are small. They’re all homemade by two different friends. It’s safe!”

Showing off one of her tattoos, she added: “I have a tattoo [on my bicep]… this is Kristen Wiig’s last name.”

Page joked: “I don’t know her at all, it just seemed like a nice gesture because I’m a big fan.”

She added: “No, she’s a wonderful person and a wonderful friend. I asked her permission!”

Conan joked: “Good, I think that’s better than if you didn’t know her at all.”

 

Page and Wiig appeared together in 2009 roller derby comedy Whip It, while Wiig also appeared in episodes of Saturday Nigth Live hosted by the film star.

The actress and activist recently opened up about a confrontation with a hitman who murders gay people.

Page had the encounter while fronting VICE documentary series Gaycation – in which she travelled to some of the most homophobic places on earth.

When asked about killing gay people, he replies: “I think every pigsty needs to be cleaned up… they are worse than animals. If they cross my path I will take care of them.”

But despite the dangerous situation, Page tells the man that she and best friend Ian Daniel are both gay.

She says: “I thought it was important for us to say it to that man and get his honest opinion.

“You just had a conversation with people who are gay. Would you want to kill us, too?

“I think it’s hard to read on camera, but he went from pretty much looking at us, or looking at us from above those sunglasses, to not even looking at our faces after that.

“There was definitely a shift in that moment. That was definitely a moment where you’re like, OK, what did I just do?”

It isn’t the only time Page confronts a homophobe in the series – she attends a Pride parade in Jamaica despite the threats of violence.

She also challenged anti-LGBT Republican Ted Cruz, who responded by branding her a “liberal fascist”.