Elliot Page has opened up on how transitioning has made him ‘better in so many facets’.
The Umbrella Academy actor came out as trans in 2020, and is set to write a book about his experiences.
He later unveiled his character for season three of the hit Netflix show had also transitioned, introducing fans to Viktor Hargreeves.
Appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers, the 35-year-old shared the way he has changed and improved over the last few years.
‘I think it’s made me better in so many facets. As a person, as a friend, and in relationships…,’ he told the host. ‘It’s improved my life drastically, and I hope that people who do have an issue with me could try and hear that and embrace that on some level.
‘What I want to focus on right now, and has been so extraordinary, is the degree of joy that I feel, the degree of presence that I feel.
‘I feel a way that I really never thought possible for a long, long time. That’s really what I’m focusing on and embracing the most.’
‘Of course, some moments can be overwhelming. [And] I feel like it’s so unfortunate because we’re all on the same team here, you know?,’ he continued.
‘Whether you’re trans, non-binary, cis, we all have these expectations and these limits and constraints…
‘To me it would be so special for us to all be able to connect and talk about how similar we all are.’
Elliot also lifted the lid on how ‘excited’ those behind the scenes of Umbrella Academy were at the prospect of his character transitioning on screen.
‘When we first talked about it, [creator Steve Blackman] seemed really excited about incorporating it into the show,’ he added.
‘I feel proud of it and I’m excited for people to see it.’
Elliot has starred in some huge projects throughout the course of his career, including Juno, Hard Candy, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Inception.
He is currently hard at work on his upcoming memoir, where he will discuss his life so far.
It was recently revealed that he will release Pageboy in 2023, with Flatiron books confirming the news.
The publisher said in a statement: ‘The memoir will delve into Page’s relationship with his body, his experiences as one of the most famous trans people in the world, and will cover mental health, assault, love, relationships, sex, and the cesspool that Hollywood can be.’Credit: Source