Elliot Page is officially back on the set of Umbrella Academy, according to a new selfie on his Instagram account.
This comes just months after the actor came out as transgender.
In a deeply personal essay released in December last year, 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."
"I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self."
"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. 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."
He then asked for "patience" as he navigates his new identity.
"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...
Tonight we watched the Schitt’s Creek finale documentary and just wept uncontrollable tears. And on this day Elliot… https://t.co/7boR5MsbcB— Christopher Canning (@Christopher Canning)1606877623.0
It was immediately clear that Page's decision to come out as trans resonated with so many people across the globe.
Since his groundbreaking announcement, the actor has remained relatively under the radar.
And, though the news of him filing for divorce from his wife Emma Portner hit global headlines earlier this year, the star seems to be living the life he's always dreamed of.
And his first interview since coming out came in March.
In a cover story for Time magazine, Page opened up about his childhood and coming out as transgender.
"What I was anticipating was a lot of support and love and a massive amount of hatred and transphobia. That's essentially what happened. I felt like a boy. I wanted to be a boy. I would ask my mom if I could be someday."
The actor also discussed his decision to undergo top surgery.
He emphasized that being trans isn't all about surgery, but explained that having it "has completely transformed my life."
"We know who we are. People cling to these firm ideas [about gender] because it makes people feel safe. But if we could just celebrate all the wonderful complexities of people, the world would be such a better place," Page said, "It's a complicated journey and an ongoing process.
And last month, Page sat down for a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Chatting to the famed television host, Page opened up further about coming out as trans, and revealed some of the finer details surrounding his transition.
He told Winfrey it was "crucial and important" to announce his transition at a time when the trans community is facing a "horrible backlash."
And also revealed that he had undergone top surgery, something that allowed him to "feel comfortable in my body for probably the first time."
Page said the surgery had given him new energy, "because it is 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. And because there is such an attack on trans healthcare right now, when already there's such lack of access."
However, despite his candid interviews, many people have been left wondering one thing:
What does his transition mean for his role in the Netflix series, The Umbrella Academy?
Well, immediately after his transition, Netflix's official Twitter account addressed the announcement, replying to his statement with:
So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT! Can't wait to see you return in season 3! 🎻 🖤— Netflix (@netflix) December 1, 2020
"So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT! Can't wait to see you return in season 3!"
They also updated the actor's name in the credits for the existing episodes...
Something that fans were very happy to see.
okay but i didnt expect to cry when I saw ‘STARRING ELLIOT PAGE’ when I started the Umbrella Academy for my parents but here I am. 🖤🖤🖤— Iron Theyden (@LuxAstarte) May 4, 2021
very humbling to see that elliot page’s name comes up for casting on things like the umbrella academy!!! i’m glad they have it correct— jacks (@thegroovyjacks) May 3, 2021
Rewatching Umbrella Academy and I just realized that they corrected Elliot Page's name in the credits in both seasons, which I think is kinda cool to see.— Izzy (@Sni_izzy) May 6, 2021
Rewatching s1 of Umbrella Academy and noticed Elliot Page's name is correct in the credits and ya just fucking love to see it. Whoever went back and corrected that in post after he came out, you're a boss.— I'm Void Egg (@ImVoidEgg) May 8, 2021
@TheElliotPage - I just saw that Umbrella Academy is returning and I can’t wait to see you acting as your truest self. That’s all.— *Ugh* (@scottyb972) May 3, 2021
Well, filming for the third season of the sci-fi show is well and truly underway...
With Page taking to Instagram to share a selfie on set.
Accompanied simply with a red love heart emoji, Page can be seen in what appears to be his trailer on set.
A release date for the third season is yet to be announced by Netflix.