Elliot Page Opens Up About Embracing His Transgender Identity in New Interview
The actor says he's got a bunch of new "dude role" film offers since coming out
Published Mar 16, 2021Back at the end of last year, Elliot Page announced that he is transgender and began using he/him and they/them pronouns. Since then, he's had some time to fully embrace his gender identity and has now shared some of the highs and lows he has experienced in his "complicated journey."
In a Time Magazine cover story published today, the Umbrella Academy/Juno actor shared that he is "really excited to act, now that I'm fully who I am in this body" and spoke about this "lifesaving" decision to get top surgery.
Page noted that since he came out, his management team have been busy with a bunch of new offers to act, direct and produce. Some of the stories are related to being trans, while others, he said, are just plain "dude roles."
"No matter the challenges and difficult moments of this, nothing amounts to getting to feel how I feel now," Page told the publication about growing into his future.
Following his announcement back in December, Netflix quickly moved to update Page's name in the credits of The Umbrella Academy, the comic book-based series that sees Page starring as Vanya Hargreeves, a female character. The series is now filming its third season, while Page said that getting everyone on board with his new pronouns has been an adjustment, returning to work has been "validating."
"People cling to these firm ideas [about gender] because it makes people feel safe," he said. "But if we could just celebrate all the wonderful complexities of people, the world would be such a better place."
Read Page's full interview here.