Elliott Page’s role in The Umbrella Academy becomes a transgender character in the third season of the Netflix series. Page played the role of cisgender woman Vanya Hargreeves in the first second seasons, but in the upcoming season the character will change to Viktor Hargreeves and the pronouns he/him/his will be used.
Page himself announced the news on his social media, with the message: “Meet Viktor Hargreeves”. The actor was also present at the Oscars ceremony last Sunday and called wearing a suit “a transgender joy”.
“I’ve never felt so good. I never thought I could ever feel so good. I know what obstacles I’ve faced and what I’ve overcome, it was hard. The enormous privileges I have , the enormous possibilities that I have…they have allowed me to save myself, from therapy to surgery and everything in between,” said Page.
The actor is very happy that he can now just be who he is. “No more constant insecurities or the feeling that I have to run away. Wearing a suit was great. They may seem like small things, but to me they are so important. Seeing yourself in photos for the first time as the person who you are and above all that you are accepted for who you are.”
Page announced in December 2020 that he would now go through life as Elliott. “I cannot put into words how much it means to me to be supported like this. It is overwhelming to be loved for the person I am and want to be. The transgender community has inspired me so much, thank you for your courage, your generosity and unending work to make this world more inclusive.”
Elliot Page’s ‘Umbrella Academy’ Character to Come Out as Transgender in Season 3 as Viktor Hargreeves https://t.co/DBTtxO35lj
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