Don’t worry ‘Umbrella Academy’ stans, Elliot Page is still playing Vanya Hargreeves

As he should

ICYMI, ‘Juno’ and ‘Umbrella Academy‘s Elliot Page came out as transgender earlier today. Taking to social media to announce his transition, the Oscar-nominated actor shared that his pronouns are he/they and he feels ‘lucky‘ to be supported in the journey. He has since changed all his usernames online.

‘I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life,’ Elliot wrote.

‘Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society.’

 

Serving as a momentous celebration for the trans community and Elliot’s personal life, some fans expressed concern that he would be recast from his stand-out role as Vanya Hargreeves in the ongoing Netflix series ‘Umbrella Academy’.

The Hollywood Reporter disputes the claims, confirming that Elliot will indeed come back as the 7th Hargreeves sibling, as Netflix has also shown support via Twitter.

 

Though it’s but a small part in Elliot’s transition (he’s still an actor, after all), the debate did open the conversation on the double standards of cis-hetero actors portraying LGBT roles – as there’s been a longtime demand for proper LGBT+ representation on screen.

 

 

 

 

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