Elliot Page has never felt so liberated and happier in his life than in the days that follow his announcement to the world of his new identity. In his interview with Oprah Winfrey on Apple TV+, Elliot talks about the days that led to his announcements, current situation, and his vision for himself in the future.
He reveals that being ‘Ellen Page’ had led to multiple instances of depression, and he even collapsed during ‘Inception’ premiere’s afterparty.
“Every single aspect of who you are constantly being looked at and put in a box in a very binary system. That’s what it leads to,” he added. But since he transitioned and announced his wish to be now referred to as a he/him, he feels alive.
“Anything in life, things are always changing… one of the scariest and most beautiful things in life.”
“From where I’m sitting now, all I know is the degree of comfort, sense of home, ability to be present, feels so profound and life-changing. And so what I look forward to is getting to move through the world in that way,” Elliot answered Oprah’s question about his vision in life as Elliot.
The Best Actress Oscar award in 2008 for ‘Juno’ made it hard for him to talk about his ‘pain’ because of ‘much excitement’ going on.
Despite the profound message and success of the movie, Elliot admitted that he could never look back at the red carpet pictures of himself from that year. Even if people might think that he was “crying about the night they went to the Oscars.”
But that had just made it even heavier and harder for him to open up about his real feelings.
He told Oprah, “And I think again that prevents the ability to allow yourself to not just feel the pain but reflect on the pain, to even begin to sit down and bring it all up and finally confront all of that.”
“I feel so grateful to be at this place in my life, and I want to use the strength I have to help in all the ways that I can,” Elliot announced in one of his post.