ELLIOT PAGE CRIES ‘TEARS OF JOY’ IN OPRAH INTERVIEW
Elliot Page is comfortable in his skin.
In an on-camera interview with Oprah Winfrey for Apple TV+, the actor’s first since disclosing that he is transgender, Page talks about his trailblazing decision and the “joy” that has come with it.
In fact, in one clip, Winfrey asks what has brought him the most joy since revealing his truth. Page, who gets emotional while answering the question, says it’s the little things that bring the most happiness.
“It’s, you know, getting out of the shower and the towel is around your waist, and you’re looking at yourself in the mirror and you’re just like ‘There I am,'” he says in a clip released to press. “And I’m not having the moment where I’m panicked… It’s being able to touch my chest and feel comfortable in my body probably for the first time.” READ MORE
ELLIOT PAGE HOPES OPRAH TALK EXPOSES ‘MISINFORMATION AND LIES’ OF ANTI-TRANS BILLS
Elliot Page says he hopes sitting down with Oprah Winfrey for a one-on-one interview will help combat the “misinformation and lies” being spread through anti-transgender legislation.
In a Vanity Fair interview published Wednesday, the Halifax-raised actor says he feels a responsibility to use his platform to speak out against “devastating” rhetoric coming from anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ activists.
Five U.S. states have passed laws or implemented executive orders this year limiting the ability of trans youths to play sports or receive certain medical treatment.
The 34-year-old actor told Vanity Fair those bills will be “responsible for the death of children” which is why he felt it important to speak about his experiences and the “resources I’ve been able to access — whether therapy or surgery — that have allowed me to be alive, to live my life.”
Page’s interview with Winfrey will debut Friday on her Apple TV Plus series “The Oprah Conversation.”
The actor, who received an Oscar nomination for 2007’s “Juno” and stars in “The Umbrella Academy” on Netflix, shared in December that he was transgender and used the pronouns he and they.
At the time, he was in Toronto recovering from “top surgery,” a procedure to remove breast tissue.
Page says since coming out as trans he has felt “a significant difference in my ability to just exist — and not even just day to day, but moment to moment.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 29, 2021.
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