“I am fully who I am”: Elliot Page affirms his transidentity in one of “Time”

“I wanted to let you know that I’m trans and my first name is Elliot. »Last December, Elliot Page delivered a poignant testimony. Almost six years after having publicly announced his homosexuality, the star of “Juno” lifted the veil on his transidentity in a long text published on his Instagram page. “I feel lucky to write this. To be here. To have come to this point in my life, ”he wrote, before asserting that the road to self-acceptance would still be long. “I ask for your patience. My joy is real, but it is also fragile. To be honest, besides being deeply happy today, I’m also scared. Afraid of indiscretions, hatred, jokes and violence. “

Three months after his heartbreaking message, the actor takes a new step and proudly poses on the cover of the magazine « Time », delivering an intimate interview on his life since the announcement of his transidentity. “I have immense respect for those who came before me, gratitude for those who supported me and a great concern for the generation of young transgender people that we must all protect,” he wrote on Instagram, revealing the one from the magazine in which he says, “I am fully who I am.” “

“I didn’t recognize myself”

Propelled into the limelight in 2008 thanks to the success of the feature film “Juno”, in which he plays the role-puller, Elliot Page claims to have long sought himself during his rise in the seventh art, even if he admits having had the feeling of having been born in the wrong body at the age of nine. “I wanted to be a boy. I asked my mother if I could be one day ”, he remembers in the columns of“ Time ”. “I didn’t recognize myself. For a long time, I couldn’t even look at a photo of myself, ”he continues, referring to the red carpets and magazine covers of the time. “The difference between what I felt before announcing my homosexuality and after, was massive. But was the discomfort in my body gone? No. “

Related  Roman Polanski and Emmanuelle Seigner, the couple reappears at the Rolling Stones concert

It is only during the containment put in place following the coronavirus pandemic last year that the 34-year-old actor will find the courage to accept his identity. “I had a lot of time to focus on things that I was unconsciously avoiding in so many ways. I was finally able to accept being a transsexual and letting myself become fully who I am. “