The Oscar-nominated star of “Juno” has come out as transgender, introducing himself as Elliot Web page on Tuesday in social media posts that voiced pleasure at sharing the information — but additionally worry over a attainable backlash.
The actor previously generally known as Ellen Web page thanked supporters within the trans neighborhood for serving to him on his journey to “lastly love who I’m sufficient to pursue my genuine self.”
“I really like that I’m trans. And I really like that I’m queer,” wrote the Canadian-born Web page, who has lately starred in Netflix superhero collection “The Umbrella Academy.”
Web page, 33, burst onto the Hollywood scene with an Oscar-nominated position as a pregnant teenager in 2007 sleeper hit “Juno.”
The actor additionally appeared within the 2009 curler derby comedy “Whip It,” the 2010 science fiction hit “Inception” reverse Leonardo DiCaprio, and the 2012 Woody Allen comedy “To Rome with Love.”
Web page got here out as homosexual in 2014, shortly grow to be a flagbearer for Hollywood’s LGBTQ neighborhood, and married dancer Emma Portner in 2018.
Whereas largely absent from big-budget Hollywood blockbusters since 2014’s “X-Males: Days of Future Previous,” Web page has repeatedly shrugged off recommendations of being typecast or shunned by Tinseltown.
“The reality is, regardless of feeling profoundly blissful proper now… I am frightened of the invasiveness, the hate, the ‘jokes’ and of violence,” wrote Web page in his put up figuring out as transgender.
Web page additionally railed towards politicians who “criminalize trans well being care and deny our proper to exist,” in addition to influential public figures who use “an enormous platform who proceed to spew hostility in the direction of the trans neighborhood.”
“(Y)ou have blood in your fingers. You unleash a fury of vile and demeaning rage that lands on the shoulders of the trans neighborhood,” added Web page, noting excessive charges of tried suicide among the many neighborhood.