The Umbrella Academy star Elliot Page opened up about his coming out journey and challenging career moments in a new interview.
Back in 2020, the 35-year-old actor came out as trans in a heartfelt post on social media. “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,” he wrote. Since that fateful day, Page has remained an open book regarding his coming out journey.
In a recent interview with Esquire, the Academy Award-nominated actor discussed the negative effects that wearing a dress had on him during the press run for Juno. “When Juno was at the height of its popularity, during awards-season time, I was closeted, dressed in heels and the whole look – I wasn’t okay, and I didn’t know who to talk about it with anyone,” he explained. “I think of times when people actively were like, ‘No, you need to wear a dress’ in very, very, very pivotal moments.” He then referenced his time at the Toronto International Film Festival and his request to wear a suit being denied by studio executives. “I said I wanted to wear a suit, and Fox Searchlight was basically like, ‘No, you need to wear a dress.’ And they took me in a big rush to one of those fancy stores on Bloor Street.