What do you get when a former (fictional) pregnant teen takes on one of the greatest pop songs ever? Well, Ellen Page covering Britney Spears flawlessly of course. We don't know why she decided to set up a camera, sit in the dark with a guitar and sing her heart out to Britney's "Lucky," but we're glad she did.
It seems like just yesterday we were watching Brit's "Lucky" on TRL, but it was actually 17 years ago. While it's almost two decades old, every word remains in the base of our brains and while Page's is incredibly different, we freaking love it.
Originally a total pop song, "Lucky" was an actual bummer when you really listened to the lyrics. The story is centered on an actress who "cry, cry, cries in her lonely heart/thinking if there's nothing missing in my life/then why do these tears come at night?"
What Page does in her rendition is bring the sad story of "Lucky" to the forefront. Slowed down with just an acoustic guitar, Page's version sounds like something you'd hear in the middle of Coachella instead of on a NOW That's What I Call Music! compilation.
Of course, it helps that Page is accompanied by an interpretive dancer who Beliebers will recognize. Emma Portner, who dances around as Page pours her heart out to the pop classic, starred in Bieber's "Life is Worth Living".
Those who are surprised by Page's pipes must've forgotten the final scene in Juno, when Page and Michael Cera cover The Moldy Peaches' "Anyone Else But You".
Damn. Now, all we want is for Ellen Page to take a little break from acting to record a cover album of all of our favs from the late '90s and the early '00s. Imagine what she could do with Backstreet Boys "Larger Than Life," N'SYNC's "Girlfriend" or Christina Aguilera's "What a Girl Wants".
We're thinking magic! It's not likely that dream will come true though because Page has a pretty busy year coming up. She has a few movies on deck for a 2017 release, including the Flatliners remake where she'll share screen time with The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev.