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Elliot Page Had Panic Attack And Collapsed After Wearing A Dress To ‘Inception’ Premier

Elliot Page collapsed after wearing a dress to a film premier.
Elliot Page collapsed after wearing a dress to a film premier. Credit: @elliotpage/Instagram.

Elliot Page had a panic attack and collapsed after wearing a dress to the Inception film premier. 

The actor, who came out as a transgender man last year, opened up about the traumatic experience during a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey.

He said his manager presented him with three dresses in his hotel room and he ‘lost it’.

Elliot Page Says He ‘Knew He Was A Boy’ As A Toddler

Elliot Page came out as a transgender man last year.
Elliot Page came out as a transgender man last year. Credit: @elliotpage/Instagram.

“And I just like, I lost it. I got so… it was like a cinematic moment. The kind of thing that would be in a movie,” he explained.

“And that night after the premiere and at the after party I collapsed. And that was something that’s happened frequently in my life, usually corresponding with a panic attack.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Page opened up about how he ‘knew he was a boy’ as a toddler.

He said: “All trans people are so different, and my story’s absolutely just my story. But yes, when I was a little kid, absolutely, 100 per cent, I was a boy.

“I knew I was a boy when I was a toddler. I was writing fake love letters and signing them ‘Jason’.  Every little aspect of my life, that is who I was, who I am, and who I knew myself to be.”

He added:  just couldn’t understand when I’d be told, ‘No, you’re not. No, you can’t be that when you’re older’.

“You feel it. Now I’m finally getting myself back to feeling like who I am, and it’s so beautiful and extraordinary, and there’s a grief to it in a way.”

When asked why he made the decision to come out to the world, he said: “My feelings aren’t really linear.

“I feel emerging joy and excitement one moment, and then in the next, profound sadness reading about people wanting to take gender-affirming health care away from children. 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.

“The reason you and I have the privileges we have is because people have sacrificed so much for so, so, so long and put everything on the line.”

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