Recently, the Oscar-nominated star Elliot page appeared in Oprah’s Apple TV show. Taking such a courageous step includes a lot of backlashes as well as acceptance from society.
There have been both negative and positive responses to him opening up about gender. However, the Juno star says that he’s never been happier.
When Oprah asked, what was the greatest relief since coming out open about himself. Page got a little sentimental and told that it’s just the tiny everyday small things that give the most joy.
Page expressed the difference in his life,
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.
The actor has worked in some of the most well-known movies such as “Juno” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Earlier this December Elliot also shared a very heartfelt message with fans on Instagram.
Furthermore, Page stated that despite the intense joy and excitement, it is taking him time to settle in. Some moments are sheer joy, while sometimes he goes into deep sadness when he reads about the people suffering in the trans community. Amongst the many tragedies and discrimination that trans children face as health care is taken away from these individuals.
Elliot says that even as a little kid, he was completely sure that he was a boy and not a girl. In an interview with Vanity Fair that as a toddler he was aware of every aspect of his life!
That is who I was, who I am, and who I knew myself to be, Page told the publication. I just couldn’t understand when I’d be told, ‘No, you’re not. No, you can’t be that when you’re older.
Now that he’s starting to feel like his real self, he says it’s amazingly beautiful and out of this world and that he feels so much relief. Page, also confessed that as a child, he used to pen down fake love letters and sign them by the name “Jason.”
Elliot said that his happiness is genuine, but it is also frail. The reality is that, despite feeling ecstatic right now and realizing how fortunate he is, he’s instead terrified. He further added that He was terrified of invasiveness, hatred, ‘jokes,’ and abuse. To be sure, he was not attempting to dampen a happy and celebratory moment, but he did want to discuss the bigger picture.
In discussing the positive ways in which his life has changed in the last few months, Page expressed concern over a number of anti-trans laws launched this year by Republican legislators which range from doctors restricting healthcare to trans young people and banning trans children from doing some sports.