Elliot Page has claimed that he had to wear a dress to the premiere of ‘Juno’.
The 35-year-old actor – who came out as transgender on the cover of Time magazine in December 2020 – is candid about being “in the closet” when he rose to fame in the title role in Jason Reitman’s coming-of- 2007 age comedy drama and how “that s*** almost killed me”.
He told Esquire: “I was in the closet, wearing heels and the whole look – I wasn’t okay, and I didn’t know how to talk to anyone about that.
“When ‘Juno’ exploded, this sounds strange to people, and I understand people don’t understand. Oh damn, you’re famous, and you got money, and you had to wear a dress, boo-hoo. I don’t understand that response.
“But that’s mixed in with: I wish people would understand that shit literally almost killed me.”
Next year, Elliot will release the memoir, “Pageboy,” which will explore his feelings about “body, experiences as one of the most famous transgender people in the world,” along with other themes such as mental health, dating, and the toxic culture of the movie industry. .
Publisher Flatiron said: “The memoir will delve into Page’s relationship with his body, his experiences as one of the most famous transgender people in the world, and will cover mental health, assault, love, relationships, sex and the cesspool that Hollywood can take. to be. .”
The news was also shared on both the publisher’s and Elliot’s Instagram Stories.
Last year, the ‘Umbrella Academy’ star explained why he was open about his decision to switch to veteran broadcaster Oprah Winfrey, calling it “an interesting split.”
He said, “Well, it’s this interesting dichotomy in a way that on some level it feels like the most wonderful, amazing thing — and it’s also just the experience of ‘Oh, there I am’.