Elliot Page (Formerly Ellen) Announces Superhero Character Will Come Out Trans In Upcoming Season Of Netflix Show

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 12: Ellen Page attends the premiere of Netflix's "The Umbrella Academy" at ArcLight Hollywood on February 12, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
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Elliot Page, the actor formerly known as Ellen Page but who know identifies as a man, announced the character Vanya Hargreeves will come out as transgender in the third season of “The Umbrella Academy.”

The 35-year-old actor revealed the news on Instagram Tuesday when Page captioned the post simply, “Meet Viktor Hargreeves.”

The actor’s post included a photo from the new season of the hit Netflix superhero show, showing Page sitting in a diner as Viktor Hargreeves sitting at the counter sporting short hair, a black leather jacket, and sweatshirt.


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Fellow co-stars of the popular streaming site show, based off the comic book series “Dark Horse,” sent support to the actor with messages like “leather jacket brothers” and more. The streaming site also sent a message on Twitter confirming that Page’s character would now be Viktor, reported Entertainment Weekly.

As previously reported by The Daily Wire, Page announced to the world in December 2020 the actor was transgender about six years after the star came out as a lesbian. In a March 2021 issue of Time magazine, Page discussed undergoing transgender surgery.

“Juno” star Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page, landed a TIME magazine cover on Tuesday. Page, a biological female who came out as transgender in December, detailed undergoing so-called “top surgery” during the lengthy interview with the magazine.

“With deep respect for those who came before me, gratitude for those who have supported me & great concern for the generation of trans youth we must all protect, please join me and decry anti-trans legislation, hate & discrimination in all its forms,” Page captioned the cover in a Twitter post Monday.

During an interview, Page detailed undergoing top surgery, when a person’s breasts are surgically removed and their surrounding tissue is tailored to generate a masculine chest contour. TIME reported:

Since that time, Page has been outspoken about transgender issues. In April 2021, the actor claimed laws preventing trans kids from undergoing hormone treatment and participating in sports will be the “death of children,” as reported by The Daily Wire.

Speaking with Vanity Fair, Page declared that she finally feels “able to exist” and condemned the wave of transgender legislation as potentially devastating to her movement.

“The backlash right now is so intense. But the rhetoric coming from anti-trans activists and anti-LGBTQ activists—it’s devastating. These bills are going to be responsible for the death of children. It is that simple,” Page said.

“It just felt like, Okay, the GOP basically wants to destroy the lives of trans kids and stop the Equality Act. How do you not use this platform?” she added.

“The Umbrella Academy” season three will hit the streaming site June 22.

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