Now, Page has shared their first public statement to fans since announcing the news on Dec. 1.
A few weeks ago, Page revealed they are transgender and non-binary. The actor took to social media to share a heartfelt message to fans and also reveal that their pronouns are he/they.
“Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot,” Page said. “I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life.”
— Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) December 1, 2020
Since Page’s announcement, the actor has received an outpouring of support from fans, friends and fellow actors. Marvel‘s Mark Ruffalo, Kat Dennings, Miley Cyrus, Ruby Rose and Anna Kendrick are just a few of the stars to share their support for Page.
Now, Page has made their first public statement since coming out as transgender and non-binary. In a new Instagram post, the Umbrella Academy star thanks everyone for their support over the past few weeks. As well, Page is encouraging everyone to support Transanta and Trans Lifeline.
“From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Your love and support has been the greatest gift. Stay safe. Be there for each other. If you are able, support @transanta and @translifeline See you in 2021 Xoxo Elliot”
Both Netflix and The Umbrella Academy have also shown support for Page’s decision to publicly come out. The tweets also confirmed that Page will continue to play Vanya Hargreeves in The Umbrella Academy season 3.
🖤🎻🖤So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT!!!
— Umbrella Academy (@UmbrellaAcad) December 1, 2020
So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT! Can’t wait to see you return in season 3! 🎻 🖤
— Netflix (@netflix) December 1, 2020
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is in the process of updating Page’s name on all of the titles on the service in which they’re involved.
Production for season 3 of The Umbrella Academy is set to begin in February 2021. Back in November, showrunner Steve Blackman revealed the season’s debut episode’s title which alludes to what’s in store for the Hargreeves siblings.
For those that remember, season 2 ended up on a cliffhanger we will never forget. As we saw in the season’s final moments, the Hargreeves siblings arrived back in the “present time,” but soon learned things aren’t quite what they seem. Instead of starting The Umbrella Academy, Sir Reginald Hargreeves went on to create The Sparrow Academy.
The latter academy features all-new members from the original 43 children born on Oct. 1, 1989. The Sparrow Academy is part of the original comics created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba. However, they don’t appear until the end of the third volume. Blackman previously explained why they decided to incorporate The Sparrow Academy into the show early.
“I have a wonderful collaboration with Gerard and we talk a lot about where he wants to go with the different volumes of the comics,” he said. “I had an idea for the end of this season, a little similar to what the Sparrows were. When I heard he was doing the Sparrows, I got super excited.”
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