Elliot Page Responds To Character’s Transition In ‘The Umbrella Academy’

The Umbrella Academy Season 3: Showrunner Steve Blackman 'rewrote the entire script' following Elliot Page's gender transition.  
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Elliot Page has responded to his character’s transition in the third series of The Umbrella Academy

The actor, who came out as trans in 2020, told Good Morning America that it was an ‘incredible experience’ inputting his ideas when it came to the change.

When asked if he had shared his ideas, he replied: “Yeah, it was such an incredible experience with Steve Blackman, our amazing showrunner and incredible writer Thomas Page McBee.

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“I’m really proud of what we came up with.”

When asked about viewers’ reaction to Hargreeves’ transition, he continued: “So far it seems really positive, which makes me feel happy in terms of representation and hopefully it means something to people.”

Page’s comments come after he appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers and revealed that his life has ‘improved drastically’ since coming out.

Speaking to the host, the 35-year-old said: “I think of the times in my life where I was the most uncomfortable, where I was the most unwell.

“Those were the times where I was the most angry. And I was the most unkind to myself or self-righteous or all of those things. It’s improved my life drastically.

“I hope the people who do have an issue with me, can either hear that or embrace that.”

He went on to say that he’s now focusing on the ‘present moment,’ adding: “What I want to focus on right now, and has been so extraordinary, is the degree of joy that I feel, the degree of presence that I feel, I feel a way that I really never thought possible for a long, long time.

“That’s really what I’m focusing on and embracing the most. But of course, the moment can be overwhelming.”

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