Elliot Page: “I was forced to wear a dress for ‘Juno’ premiere”

Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page is considered as one of the most famous trans person in the world.

Page was assigned female at birth and made an early initiation into acting. Over the last couple of decades, Page has appeared in several popular and critically acclaimed movies and shows, notable among them being his performance as the titular lead in the movie ‘Juno’.

Back then Page was still called Ellen Page and worked on roles as a female. Page first identified himself as gay a few years ago and more recently in 2021, came out openly and shared with the world that he is a trans man who was identified as female at birth. At that time, he changed his name to Elliot Page as well.

Speaking about his past experiences, Elliot Page talked about how “closeted” he felt in Hollywood and how much it hurt him because he was forced to wear a dress at the premiere of his movie, ‘Juno’.

In an interaction with Esquire, Page said, “I was closeted, dressed in heels and the whole look. I wasn’t okay, and I didn’t know how to talk about that with anyone. When ‘Juno’ was blowing up, this sounds strange to people, and I get that people don’t understand. Oh, f*** you, you’re famous, and you have money, and you had to wear a dress, boo-hoo. I don’t not understand that reaction. But that’s mixed with: I wish people would understand that that s*** literally did almost kill me.”

In 20236, Elliot Page will be releasing his memoir titled, ‘Pageboy’ which will delve deep into his feelings about his body and his experiences of being one of the most famous trans persons in the world.

Speaking about the memoir, Flatiron publisher said, “The memoir will delve into Page’s relationship with his body, his experiences as one of the most famous trans people in the world, and will cover mental health, assault, love, relationships, sex, and the cesspool that Hollywood can be.”

Both the publisher as well as Elliot Page shared the news on their respective Instagram stories.



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