Elliot Page Bravely Opens Up About His ‘Life Saving’ Transition During His Special Interview with Oprah
Another high-profile star, Elliot Page, participated in the latest groundbreaking Oprah interview. And there’s a lot to unpack.
As part of her Apple TV+ series The Oprah Conversation, Winfrey recently sat down with Umbrella Academy star Elliot Page for an exclusive conversation. In the episode, the 34-year-old actor bravely opened up about his journey coming out as transgender and his “life-saving” surgery. According to Page, the procedure was “such a freeing, freeing experience.“
“Not only has it been life-changing for me, I do believe it’s been life-saving and it’s the case for so many people,” he said during the interview. “And because there is such an attack on trans healthcare right now when already there’s such lack of access.”
The Juno star also revealed what brings him the most joy since transitioning, admitting he “feels comfortable” in his body “for probably the first time.”
“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 continued. “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. This is incredibly new," he added. "I feel like I haven't gotten to be myself since I was ten years old.” The full interview is currently streaming on Apple TV+.
ICYMI: Page came out as transgender late last year when he shared an Instagram post saying, “I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life...I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.”
We support you, Elliot.
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