Actor Elliot Page was shining when he revealed that his life had been “dramatically improved” after choosing to live his truth.
The actor, known for starring in Netflix’s blockbuster The Umbrella Academy, appeared as transgender in December 2020, stating that he / they would be synonymous.
In an Instagram statement, Page announced that his new name would be Elliott.
And while he received various waves of reaction from strangers on social media, Page revealed that the people closest to him spread their arms and welcomed the news.
“I’m really grateful,” the 35-year-old woman said in “Midnight with Seth Meyers.”
“Most people weren’t surprised. That’s what I was talking to a lot of people in my life.”
And when faced with a negative reaction from keyboard warrior haters online, Page admits that he learned to wipe it out.
“What I want to focus on right now, and what’s so extraordinary, is the degree of joy I feel, the degree of presence I feel,” he said.
“I feel a way I haven’t really thought possible for a long time, so that’s what I’m most focused on and accepting. But of course, the moments can be overwhelming. I have.”
Page said the fact that he is still facing denials about his decision to move is “unhappy”.
“It’s like we’re all on the same team here. Whether it’s transgender, gender incompatibility, or cis (gender), people’s obsession with binaries and we all live our lives. We all have these expectations and these limitations and constraints because of how we should live, “he added.
The page has now spewed out saying that it has “dramatically” improved his life.
“And I hope people who have problems with me can try it out and listen to it and accept it at some level,” the actor added.