In his first interview since coming out as transgender, Elliot Page has opened up saying “I’m fully who I am.”
Keep scrolling for all the details on the interview, including the incredible front-page photosho0t…
He’s been dominating headlines.
The Umbrella Academy actor, who goes by the pronouns he/they, has received so much support and praise ever since…
And now, he’s opened up for his first interview…
Now, Page rose to mainstream prominence from his native Canada in 2005 with the revenge thriller Hard Candy..
He was lavished with praise for his performance, even bagging the Austin Film Critics Association’s Award for Best Actres
Just 2 years later, he starred in a film we all know and love…
Juno, of course!
The ind!e flick saw Page receive an Academy Award nomination among several other accolades.
His other notable roles include Kitty Pryde in the X-Men franchise, Christopher Nolan’s Inception, Whip It!, and Sony’s reboot of Flatliners.
Producing and starring in flicks such as Tallulah and Freeheld. <
You may also recognize the star for their role in the Netflix smash hit The Umbrella Academy.
And has long been an advocate for the community.
But on December 1st, 2020, he further enriched his legacy.
Page released a statement on social media, coming out as transgender.
In the deeply personal essay, they began:
“Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they, and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here.”
“To have arrived at this place in my life. I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey.”
“I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.
“I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society,” he wrote
“And the more I hold myself cl0se and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive. To all the trans people who deal with haras&ment, self-loathing, abu&e, and the thre*t of vi0lence every day: I see you, I love you, and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better,” Page continued.
“My joy is real, but it is also fragile,” he wrote, “The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared.”
“I’m scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the ‘jokes’ and of vi0lence. To be clear, I am not trying to dampen a moment that is joyous and one that I celebrate, but I want to address the full picture.”
And it’s clear that Page’s decision to come out as trans resonated with so many people.
Because as we can imagine, it must have been so overwhelming for Page following their announcement.
In his first interview since coming out as transgender.
In the new cover story for Time magazine, Page opened up about his childhood and coming out as transgender.
Speaking of the response, Page said: “What I was anticipating was a lot of support and love and a massive amount of hatred and transphobia. That’s essentially what happened.”
“I felt like a boy. I wanted to be a boy. I would ask my mom if I could be someday,” he said.
But as he secured his first movie break, this feeling soon disappeared: “I became a professional actor at the age of 10. Of course I had to look a certain way.”
“I just never recognized myself. For a long time I could not even look at a photo of myself,” he explained.
He emphasizes that being trans isn’t all about surgery, but explains that having it “has completely transformed my life.”