The Transition to Elliot Page
The actor of the movie Juno, Elliot Page has come out as nonbinary transgender and identifies with the pronouns he/they. Page is married to Emma Portner, and Page is aged thirty-three years old.
They released a message explaining this on their Twitter and Instagram accounts. Page's message starts with announcing the change in their name and gender identity. It continues by the actor describing that they are thrilled with the overall supportive actions towards the transgender community, as well as feeling more like themselves now they are in the transgender community. The message then explains the fear that Page has been feeling over this type of news because he is aware of horrific actions done against transgender people, such as murder. Page addresses politicians who criminalize trans health care and promises not to stay silent to politicians' rage-induced actions against trans people. Following this message, celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, James Charles, Mark Ruffalo, Sarah McBride, Dan Levy have shown supportive messages toward this news on their social media platforms.
In the show Page stars in, The Umbrella Academy, he plays the character, Vanya. The Umbrella Academy is a show written by Gerard Way, and it follows the origin story of forty-three children with superpowers being born on the same day. The show follows seven of them who had been adopted by their adoptive father, who trains them to become superheroes. The seven siblings are Luther Hargreeves, Diego Hargreeves, Allison Hargreeves, Ben Hargreeves, Klaus Hargreeves, Number Five, and Vanya Hargreeves. They are played by Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Justin H. Min, Aidan Gallagher, and Elliot Page, respectively.
Vanya is a cisgender woman who uses her superpower of sound to alter the world around her. She is one of the seven main characters of the show. Netflix’s Twitter account has stated that Page will continue to star in the Umbrella Academy for season three. However, it is unclear if Vanya’s character will change to fit the actor. Netflix is currently changing all movies that involve Elliot’s dead name to fit his new name change.