The trans actor (formerly Ellen Page) spoke candidly about what he felt coming out of the closet.
Elliot Page recently sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey and spoke candidly about her journey of coming out of the closet as a member of the trans community.
The 34-year-old actor, known for his breakout role in Juno, said he knew he was a boy since he was a child.
When asked what part of his transition has brought him the most joy, Elliot said, “You come out of the shower and the towel is around your waist and you’re looking in the mirror and you say, ‘There I am.’ . And I’m not having the moment where I panic. “
This was Page’s first television interview since he came out as a transgender man in December 2020. In March, Page revealed to TIME magazine how he underwent superior surgery.
“It’s being able to touch my chest and feel comfortable in my body for … probably the first time,” the actor told Oprah, tears in his eyes. “Happiness tears.”
Speaking to Vanity Fair about growing in his body, the actor continued: “I knew I was a kid when I was little. He wrote fake love letters and signed ‘Jason’ to them. Every little aspect of my life, that’s who I was, who I am and who I knew I was.
“I couldn’t understand when they said, ‘No, you’re not. No, you can’t be like that when you’re older. ‘ You feel it. Now I am finally getting back to feeling like I am, and it is so beautiful and extraordinary, and somehow there is pain, “he added.