Juno and Umbrella Academy actor Elliot Page has announced on Wednesday morning that he is transgender.
“Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot,” Page, 33, announced in a lengthy statement on Twitter.
The Oscar-nominated actor and producer is known for a plethora of your favourite films including the X-Men series and Inception, but truly won my personal heart playing the lead in the hit 2007 film Juno.
“I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life,” he said in the statement.
“I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.”
— Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) December 1, 2020
Page also took the opportunity to ask his fans to be patient with him as he navigates the next chapter of his life.
“I ask for patience. My joy is real, but it is also fragile. The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared. I’m scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the ‘jokes’ and of the violence. To be clear, I am not trying to dampen a moment that is joyous and one that I celebrate, but I want to address the full picture.”
The Oscar-nominated actor, who has a long history of standing up for worthy causes, pledged to do whatever he can to make the world a better place.
“I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive. To all trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better.”
Page, who married wife Emma Portner in 2018, has consistently been a voice for the LGBTQIA+ community since coming out in 2014, using his platform to speak at length about important issues and representation in Hollywood.
I simply cannot stress just how happy I am for him, now that he can live his true, authentic life. He is a Hollywood icon and I can’t wait to see what he does next.
While we’re on the topic of Elliot Page, I simply must remind you all that he was ROBBED of the Academy Award for Juno back in 2007. Robbed, I tell you!