Elliot Page revealed that he knew he was a boy even as a toddler. Previously known as Ellen, came out as transgender in December 2020 but the actor admitted he had adopted a male identity from a very young age.
“I knew I was a boy when I was a toddler,” the Umbrella Academy actor said. “I was writing fake love letters and signing them ‘Jason.’ Every little aspect of my life, that is who I was, who I am, and who I knew myself to be.” He went on to explain that he had always known who he was but due to societal pressures, he was constantly being told he was wrong about his gender identity.
“I just couldn’t understand when I’d be told, ‘No, you’re not. No, you can’t be that when you’re older.’ You feel it,” the actor described, then added he’s finally feeling more like his true self. “It’s so beautiful and extraordinary, and there’s grief to it in a way.”
Page, who split from wife Emma Portner last year, finally feels able to “just exist” and feel relaxed in any given situation.
He said: “The most significant difference is that I’m really able to just exist. Just exist by myself, like be able to sit with myself. Not have some constant distraction, all these things that aren’t conscious or aren’t even overly overt. For the first time in, I don’t even know how long, [I am] really just being able to sit by myself, be on my own, be productive, and be creative. It’s such an oversimplification to say it this way, but I’m comfortable. I feel a significant difference in my ability to just exist—and not even just day to day, but moment to moment. This is the first time I’ve even felt really present with people, that I can be just really relaxed and not have an anxiety that’s always pulling.”