Elliot Page will continue to play his character on Netflix’s “Umbrella Academy” after becoming transgender on Tuesday.
The actor stars as Vanya Hargreeves in the Dark Horse Comics-based superhero series of the same name. Vanya is a cisgender woman with unstable powers that allow her to affect her surroundings by force using sound, which she usually channels through her violin.
Although the character is female and Page reveals that he identifies as male, there are no plans for the show to change Vanya or for Page to cease playing the role in the upcoming third season, according to Variety.
The outlet quotes an insider who claims that in addition to keeping Page for “Umbrella Academy,” Netflix is currently changing its name in all of the metadata in which it appears on the streaming service.
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Representatives for Netflix did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
“Umbrella Academy” focuses on a group of adopted siblings who share a unique quality in that they are all born with a unique superpower. The plot is reminiscent, in many ways, of “X-Men”, in which Page played the role of Kitty Pryde in two of the films.
Season 2 of “Umbrella Academy” hit Netflix in July and quickly became the most popular title in the Netflix library in its first week of release, according to data from Nielsen (via The Hollywood Reporter). The outlet reports that US users watched just over 3 billion minutes of the show’s two seasons.
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Page, 33, took to Twitter on Tuesday to introduce himself publicly as a transgender man in a lengthy statement.
“Hi friends, I want to share with you that I’m trans, my pronouns are he / they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to write this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life, ” the declaration begins.
Page reflected on his gratitude for the support he received as he embarked on this new chapter.
“I feel immense gratitude for the amazing people who have supported me throughout this trip. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it is finally to love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self, ”continues Page.
“I have been endlessly inspired by so many members of the trans community. Thank you for your courage, generosity, and tireless work in making this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will give all the support I can and continue to fight for a more loving and fair society. ”
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Page’s announcement comes six years after he publicly declared himself gay at a conference in Las Vegas for educators and counselors who work with gay youth. In 2018, the star married her partner Emma Portner. The two reportedly met on Instagram.
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In his statement, Page asks for “patience” as he navigates his transition. While admitting that her “joy is real,” the Hollywood star tells fans it’s also a “fragile” thing to take out.
Melissa Roberto of Fox News contributed to this report.