Elliott Page said it was “very important and important” to speak out transgender in public at a time when the community is experiencing a “terrible reaction,” in a new interview with Oprah Winfrey on television.
The Hollywood actor spoke with an American TV presenter, who will be his first interview after that announced its transition in an open letter on social media in December, saying he feels it his duty to speak out.
He also spoke about his body, saying it was the first time he felt comfortable.
In the trailer to Oprah Interview in a conversation that will begin on Apple TV +, Page said it was “imperative” to go public.
“I expressed this to people in my life long before I sent this letter, and for the first time I told people and realized I wanted to be comfortable for a minute and be able to get to it,” the 34-year-old said Old Winfrey.
“For me at this time we are now, and especially with this horrible reaction we see towards trance people, especially towards young people, it really had to be done.”
The actor referred to a wave of laws in the US states restricting the access of young transgender people to certain medical procedures or in some cases sports.
Winfrey also asked Paige which part of the transition brought him the most joy.
When he woke up, he said, “Getting out of the shower, and a towel around your waist, and you’re looking at yourself in the mirror, and you’re like“ here I am. ”And I don’t have a moment when I’m in a panic, I don’t have all these little ones moments that were before …
“Just in a T-shirt. It may perhaps be the first time you touch your chest and feel comfortable in your body. Tears of joy.”
Paige is best known for her Oscar-nominated role in the 2007 drama Juno and for playing Vanya Hargreaves in the Netflix superhero series Umbrella Academy.
Posting a clip from an Instagram interview, Paige writes: “My feelings aren’t really linear. I feel joy and excitement at one point and then at the next deep sadness while reading about people who want to deprive the gender system of children’s health.
“I feel so grateful to be in this place in my life and I want to use all the forces that help me, in all possible ways. How can I feel grateful for my joy, and accept my joy, and allow myself to have this joy – but then realize that joy and that love? ”
The premiere of the series “Elliott Page” talks “Oprah” on Friday, April 30, on Apple TV +.