It skews more intellectual than her onscreen persona's choice: "I'd want to be Hurt Vonnegut, because I'm a massive Kurt Vonnegut fan," she told MTV News.
On the other hand, Page's friends and director/co-star Drew Barrymore have chosen different monikers for the petite Canada native. "Roommates I had in Brooklyn named me the Tiny Canadian," she said. "But the nickname Drew gave me was actually Small Newman. I'm pretty much called 'Small' by most people. I love it."
And the sport is about much more than witty nicknames; Page also had to learn how to be a legitimate derby girl. "The first time I saw a derby match, I was definitely thrilled at the prospect of learning the sport, but also [I was thinking], 'How am I going to do this?' "
But after some pretty bruising training, she finally got the hang of it. "And then when it actually came down to it, and I was actually doing it, it was a pretty rewarding feeling," Page said. "But mainly because my derby trainer, Axels of Evil, was so good. Without her I would have been a lost cause."
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