Elliot Page Says 'I'm Fully Who I Am' in His First Interview | 22 Words

In his first interview since coming out as transgender, Elliot Page has opened up saying "I'm fully who I am."

Keep scrolling for all the details on the interview, including the incredible front-page photoshoot...

Since Page came out as transgender back in December 2020...

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He's been dominating headlines.

The Umbrella Academy actor, who goes by the pronouns he/they, has received so much support and praise ever since...

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And now, he's opened up for his first interview...

Now, Page rose to mainstream prominence from his native Canada in 2005 with the revenge thriller Hard Candy..

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He was lavished with praise for his performance, even bagging the Austin Film Critics Association's Award for Best Actress.

Just 2 years later, he starred in a film we all know and love...


Juno, of course!

The indie flick saw Page receive an Academy Award nomination among several other accolades.

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His other notable roles include Kitty Pryde in the X-Men franchise, Christopher Nolan’s Inception, Whip It!, and Sony’s reboot of Flatliners.

Page has also made the crossover into production.

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Producing and starring in flicks such as Tallulah and Freeheld. 

Oh, and who can forget?


You may also recognize the star for their role in the Netflix smash hit The Umbrella Academy.

Page has been a prominent figure among LGBTQ+ fans for quite some time now...

And has long been an advocate for the community.

But on December 1st, 2020, he further enriched his legacy.

Page released a statement on social media, coming out as transgender.

In the deeply personal essay, they began:

“Hi friends, 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."

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"I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self."

He continued:

"I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society," he wrote.

“I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer."

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"And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive. To all the trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse, and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you, and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better," Page continued.

He then asked for “patience" as he navigates his identity.

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“My joy is real, but it is also fragile," he wrote, “The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared."

"I'm scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the 'jokes' and of violence. To be clear, I am not trying to dampen a moment that is joyous and one that I celebrate, but I want to address the full picture."

Of course, fans immediately began praising Page and offering their support...

And it's clear that Page's decision to come out as trans resonated with so many people.

The actor has kept to himself over the past few months.

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Because as we can imagine, it must have been so overwhelming for Page following their announcement.

But now, Page has spoke out.


In his first interview since coming out as a transgender man.

In the new cover story for Time magazine, Page opened up about his childhood and coming out as a transgender man.

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Speaking of the response, Page said: "What I was anticipating was a lot of support and love and a massive amount of hatred and transphobia. That's essentially what happened."

Page shared that he struggled with his gender identity for a long time.

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"I felt like a boy. I wanted to be a boy. I would ask my mom if I could be someday," he said.

Aged 9, Page was overjoyed as he was finally allowed to cut his hair short.

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But as he secured his first movie break, this feeling soon disappeared: "I became a professional actor at the age of 10. Of course I had to look a certain way."

As Page's fame grew, so did his disconnect with how he and the world viewed him.


"I just never recognized myself. For a long time I could not even look at a photo of myself," he explained.

One decision Page made to help with this was to have top surgery.

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He emphasizes that being trans isn't all about surgery, but explains that having it "has completely transformed my life."

Page also speaks about how the pandemic helped him come to terms with his gender identity.

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"I had a lot of time on my own to really focus on things that I think, in so many ways, unconsciously, I was avoiding," he said.

Before adding:

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"I was finally able to embrace being transgender and letting myself fully become who I am."

As for what's next?

"I'm really excited to act, now that I'm fully who I am, in this body. No matter the challenges and difficult moments of this, nothing amounts to getting to feel how I feel now."

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