“The Umbrella Academy” star and Oscar-nominated actor Elliot Page recently celebrated a small victory for himself. The actor came out as transgender in 2020 via Instagram after previously declaring he was gay.
The 35-year-old is known for his role as Vanya in “The Umbrella Academy” however, following his transition, he became Viktor Hargreeves. Page previously talked about how much he appreciated the thought put into incorporating the changes in his character and how certain scenes resonated with him.
The “Juno” star shared his first passport photo as a man, gushing about how much he loved the picture. Comments poured in from friends and colleagues alike, supporting Page and talking about how good the passport looked.
Elliot Page Posted His Passport Photograph
Page just took his first passport photograph since transitioning and revealed that he couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. The actor came out as transgender in 2020 by posting an open letter on his Instagram.
He shared the passport photograph on his Instagram page on July 3. The image’s caption read, “Never thought I would love a passport photo. The photograph saw Page following the passport photo guidelines by not smiling while wearing a black T-shirt.
Several fans took to the comments to share their love and support by posting comments to encourage the star. Reed Morano from the Rhythm Section declared that the passport photograph was “the best passport photo” he had ever seen, and Jeff King called the photo “a keeper.” The post gathered around one and a half million likes.
Viktor Hargreeves In ‘The Umbrella Academy’
Late last month, Page talked about how his transition to a man was incorporated into the recently released third season of “The Umbrella Academy.” He appeared in an episode of the “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and talked about the role the showrunner, Steve Blackman, played in developing his character.
In the third season, Page’s character, known as Vanya for the first two seasons, evolved to Viktor Hargreeves. According to him, the showrunner seemed excited about the changes and was helped by author Thomas Page McBee in writing his story.
While talking about the writer, Page said, “He wrote an extraordinary book called ‘Amateur,’ which I highly recommend everybody to read. He was the first trans man to box in Madison Square Garden. And his book and his work, in general, are so much about masculinity and what it means and exploring that.”
Elliot Page On How His Transition Was Handled
While talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Page praised “The Umbrella Academy” for how they handled the introduction of his character, Number Seven, as Viktor without making the transition the main focus.
The actor said, “I think one of the most special things about this is how it’s handled. It’s not void of emotional moments with the siblings, of course. I think they’re each individually special and in relation to their specific relationship.”
He also highlighted the scene where Luther and Diego were on their way down the stairs and how Luther’s awkwardness was something he was simultaneously experiencing. “Because I’ve stepped into this moment where I’m a trans person and perceived that way, and having all these new experiences I didn’t have before,” Page added.
The 35-year-old said he thought the scenes’ ability to resonate with his feelings and experiences was “really incredible” and “really special.” He continued, “We don’t see that when we’re not in control of our stories a lot of the time. So it felt really special.”
Elliot Page Came Out As Transgender In 2020
Page initially came out as gay in 2014 while giving a speech during a conference for LGBT teens. Six years later, the actor announced that he had transitioned, and his preferred pronouns were he/they.
He shared the post via Instagram, thanking people who supported him during the process and revealing that he was happy to express himself finally. “Hi friends, I want to share with you that I’m trans, my pronouns are he/they, and my name is Elliot,” he wrote.
The “Juno” actor continued, “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.”
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