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Elliott Page opens up about transitioning: “It’s made me better in so many facets”

Elliot Page paid a visit to Late Night With Seth Meyers last night and talked about starring in the action-packed show The Umbrella Academy, incorporating his journey with transitioning into his character on the show and how embracing joy has made him a better actor.

“What I want to focus on right now and has been so extraordinary is the degree of joy that I feel,” Page told Meyers. “I feel a way that I really never thought possible for a long, long time. … But of course, moments can be overwhelming. …

“It’s so unfortunate because it’s like, we’re all on the same team here. Whether you’re trans, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, cis — we all have these expectations and these limits and constraints because of people’s obsession with the binary … It’d be so special for us to all be able to connect and talk about how similar we are in all of our journeys.”

Page also explained how coming out as trans has made him a better performer, person and friend.

“That’s obviously a big component and part of my life and a beautiful thing to experience now,” Page said. “A lot of the time, my life was just trying to move forward, and so getting to embrace the experience as much as I get to now … it’s made me better in so many facets.”

FILE UNDER: Late Night, Transgender

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