Elliot Page has been thrust into the spotlight following his recent announcement, and fans everywhere have shown nothing but support for the star...
Netflix being one of them.The streaming giants have just made a heartwarming announcement about his future with their hit series, The Umbrella Academy.
Now, Page rose to mainstream prominence from his native Canada in 2005 with the revenge thriller Hard Candy.
And just 2 years later, he starred in a film we all know and love...Juno, of course!
The indie flick saw Page receive an Academy Award nomination among several other accolades.His other notable roles include Kitty Pryde in the X-Men franchise, Christopher Nolan’s Inception, Whip It!, and Sony’s reboot of Flatliners.
Page has also made the crossover into production over the years...Producing and starring in flicks such as Tallulah and Freeheld.?
And last year...He marked his directorial debut examining environmental racism faced by people of color, as per Variety.
Oh, and who can forget?You may also recognize the star for his role in the Netflix smash hit The Umbrella Academy.?
Page is also a very prominent figure among LGBTQ+ fans...
But yesterday...Page enriched his legacy in a way that many didn't see coming.
He released a statement on social media to explain that he had come out as transgender, adding that he will be taking on the pronouns "he and they."
“I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer."
He then asked for “patience" as he navigates his identity.“My joy is real, but it is also fragile," he wrote “The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared."
He continued...“I’m scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the ‘jokes’ and of violence. To be clear, I am not trying to dampen a moment that is joyous and one that I celebrate, but I want to address the full picture."
Page has already received so much love following his announcement...
From both celebrity friends and fans from all around the world.
@TheElliotPage Congratulation, Elliot, in committing to the full expression of your self and being so open and cand… https://t.co/okrkkU3npC— Mark Ruffalo (@Mark Ruffalo)1606876619.0
@TheElliotPage “To finally love who I am.” What a sentiment. I’m so very happy for you. Congrats, Elliot. ??— Sophia Bush (@Sophia Bush)1606866738.0
@TheElliotPage Huge fan of your acting and activism, Elliot. And I'm so so happy you're confidently living your tru… https://t.co/8VmIbKWrD0— Miss M (@Miss M)1606894081.0
@TheElliotPage ??????So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT!!!— Umbrella Academy (@Umbrella Academy)1606842831.0
@TheElliotPage Elliot, I love you, am proud of you, and admire you. Please keep being a beacon of courage, compassi… https://t.co/58Vi2Q0dvV— James Gunn (@James Gunn)1606845270.0
@TheElliotPage Love you. Thank you for your courage, your honesty and your truth. You are an inspiration.— Josh Gad (@Josh Gad)1606887396.0
@TheElliotPage We love to see it. We'll take care of helping to deal with the bigotry that will surely come of this… https://t.co/5hmWGuefAr— Right Wing Cope (@Right Wing Cope)1606847168.0
@RealDeadeye @TheElliotPage It’s 100% heroic. Especially to those who are afraid of being who they were born to be… https://t.co/bzy1ar8u23— Mia (@Mia)1606854503.0
@TheElliotPage congratulations on coming out I'm so happy for you!!!!!! ????????????????— Riley J. Dennis (@Riley J. Dennis)1606883376.0
@TheElliotPage So happy for you to live your authentic self. Brave and inspiring! ?????? hugs— Meredith Salenger (@Meredith Salenger)1606853107.0
And now...Netflix has just announced what will be happening in regard to Elliot's role in The Umbrella Academy.
The streaming giant tweeted this in response to Elliot's coming out letter:
"So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT! Can't wait to see you return in season 3!"
@TheElliotPage So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT! Can't wait to see you return in season 3!??? ??— Netflix (@Netflix)1606842694.0
Netflix has also updated Elliot Page’s name on the credits for The Umbrella Academy.
Tales of the City, Flatliners, and Tallulah are also some of the credits that have been updated. IMDB has also changed his name.
I love @netflix being so quick to change Elliot Page’s credits ???????? It’s the little things that can lead to a hu… https://t.co/Lexvo8EzJg— supercalumfragilistic (@supercalumfragilistic)1606876631.0
Elliot will continue to play Vanya in The Umbrella Academy...
And there are no plans to change the character’s gender.
Kudos to the Netflix metadata team for the quick turnaround on updating the credits on titles starring Elliot Page!… https://t.co/RJt2bsuwXv— Jordanna Kwok (@Jordanna Kwok)1606927846.0