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Elliot Page’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ character to come out as a transgender man in Season 3

Page's character in the last two seasons of 'The Umbrella Academy' was a cisgender woman who will transition in the new upcoming season.

Elliot Page’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ character to come out as a transgender man in Season 3
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Elliot Page’s character in “The Umbrella Academy” will come out as a transgender man in Season 3 of the Netflix series. The actor confirmed the same when he tweeted: "Meet Viktor Hargreeves." Page's character in the last two seasons of the series was a cisgender woman. The character's transition to a transgender man will reflect Page's own identity. Netflix responded, writing, "FEELS SO GOOD TO SAY THIS: Elliot Page stars as Viktor Hargreeves in Umbrella Academy S3!!!"



 

 

Viktor Hargreeves' pronouns on the show will be he/him/his, reported Variety. Hargreeves has the superpower of unleashing force using sound. The actor had come out as a transgender man in December 2020. Netflix confirmed he would continue on the series and updated his acting credits to Elliot Page. The streaming giant initially said they didn't intend to change his character's gender on the show.



 

 

Even in the show's third season teaser Page's character was being referred to by Hargreeves' former name. Elliot Page's tweet is the first confirmation of the character coming out as a trans man. "The Umbrella Academy" season 2 ends with Hargreeves siblings going back in time to 1963 and saving the world. In an altered timeline, Reginald created the Sparrow Academy, a stylish and smart group of superheroes that mirrors the Umbrella Academy. After locking horns, the two groups learn that they must join hands to defeat a new entity that threatens to destroy everything. “Will they find a way back to their pre-apocalyptic lives? Or is this new world about to reveal more than just a hiccup in the timeline?” reads the logline from Netflix about the third season.



 

 

“The Umbrella Academy” stars Elliot Page as Viktor, Tom Hopper as Luther, David Castañeda as Diego, Emmy Raver-Lampan as Allison, Robert Sheehan as Klaus, Aidan Gallagher as Five, Justin H. Min as Ben, Colm Feore as Reginald, Ritu Arya as Lila, Justin Cornwell as Marcus, Britne Oldford as Fei, Jake Epstein as Alphonso, Genesis Rodriguez as Sloane and Cazzie David as Jayme. 

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Elliot Page attends the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

 

"All trans people are so different, and my story's absolutely just my story. But yes, when I was a little kid, absolutely, 100%, I was a boy," recalled the actor in an interview with Vanity Fair after coming out as a transgender man. "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. Elliot Page recalls being constantly reminded that he was not a boy. "I just couldn't understand when I'd be told, 'No, you're not. No, you can't be that when you're older,'" said Page. "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."



 


Page fought a long battle to finally come out as a transgender man and is aware of the privilege he enjoys as a movie star. Page, who has long fought and voiced his opinion in support of the LGBTQIA+ community, said he is deeply hurt by the concerted efforts to strip transgender people of their health care rights in various states. "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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