The Oscar-nominated star of “Juno” has come out as transgender, introducing himself as Elliot Page on Tuesday in social media posts that voiced pleasure at sharing the information — but in addition worry over a doable backlash.
The actor previously recognized as Ellen Page thanked supporters within the trans group for serving to him on his journey to “finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.”
“I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer,” wrote the Canadian-born Page, who has just lately starred in Netflix superhero collection “The Umbrella Academy.”
Page, 33, burst onto the Hollywood scene with an Oscar-nominated function as a pregnant teenager in 2007 sleeper hit “Juno.”
The actor additionally appeared within the 2009 curler derby comedy “Whip It,” the 2010 science fiction hit “Inception” reverse Leonardo DiCaprio, and the 2012 Woody Allen comedy “To Rome with Love.”
Page got here out as homosexual in 2014, rapidly grow to be a flagbearer for Hollywood’s LGBTQ group, and married dancer Emma Portner in 2018.
While largely absent from big-budget Hollywood blockbusters since 2014’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” Page has repeatedly shrugged off solutions of being typecast or shunned by Tinseltown.
“The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now… I’m scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the ‘jokes’ and of violence,” wrote Page in his submit figuring out as transgender.
Page additionally railed in opposition to politicians who “criminalize trans health care and deny our right to exist,” as effectively as influential public figures who use “a massive platform who continue to spew hostility towards the trans community.”
“(Y)ou have blood on your hands. You unleash a fury of vile and demeaning rage that lands on the shoulders of the trans community,” added Page, noting excessive charges of tried suicide among the many group.