This is the first time Elliot Page is interviewed since he came out as transgender and no other than Oprah Winfrey could be the chosen one to have one of the most expected sit-downs this year. The new episode of The Oprah Conversation will be aired on April 30 and has been revealed a short trailer showing us a glimpse of what we must expect of it.
Formerly known as Ellen Page, the actor was asked by Oprah about his transition since he came out as transgender in 2020 through a letter posted on his social media. About it, Page said that he revealed the truth about himself to the people close to him, way before the letter was posted remarking on the importance of doing it publicly to show support to people who do not have enough support. “For me, in this time we’re in right now and especially with this horrible backlash we’re seeing towards trans people, particularly trans youth, it really felt imperative to do so.” The actor also revealed he wanted to talk about his transition because he wanted to share how much it changed his life and to let people know that anyone who is struggling with this would feel free and like a 'life saving' adding that it was the most important and selfish thing he did but it was for his own well-being and mental health.
Elliot Page, who has been recently working on the acclaimed Netflix series 'Umbrella Academy' also declared he felt like in a cage 'closeted for so long' because he came out as gay right before his 27th birthday “I had pretty much never even touched someone outside who I was in love with.”
About what has changed in his daily life, Page revealed to Oprah that one of the most remarkable ordinary, but joyful thing that changed was "Getting out of the shower and the towel's around your waist and you're looking at yourself in the mirror and you're just like, 'There I am,'" a choked-up Page shared. "And I'm not having the moment where I'm panicked. I'm not having all these little moments that used to be, just being in a t-shirt." In March, Elliot revealed he underwent top surgery in an interview with Time, and while he emphasized it is not necessary or affordable for all trans people he shared it was something that had "completely transformed his life."
The actor has been opening about the topic, and more recently he shared with Vanity Fair how he knew since he was a toddler he was actually, a boy. "That is who I was, who I am, and who I knew myself to be," Page told the publication. "I just couldn't understand when I'd be told, 'No, you're not. No, you can't be that when you're older.'"