Elliot Page Talks About Incorporating His Transition Into Netflix Show ‘Umbrella Academy

  • Elliot Page opened up about his transition and character in Netflix’s “Umbrella Academy.”
  • Page spoke about how coming out as trans, positively impacted his life.
  • He shared how supportive the series showrunner and crew were in fleshing out his character Viktor. 

Elliot Page said they’re “excited” for fans to see his character’s transition on the fourth season of Netflix’s “Umbrella Academy.”

Early this year, Page announced on Twitter and Instagram that his character on Umbrella Academy, Vanya Hargreeves, will return as Viktor

Page, in an appearance on “Late Show with Seth Meyers” on Tuesday, discussed how his transition impacted his life and work.

“I think it’s made me better in so many facets; as a person, as a friend, in relationships,” Page said. 

Page said Steve Blackman, the showrunner for Umbrella Academy, was supportive when they first talked about his character’s transition in the show.

“He seemed really excited about incorporating it into the show,” Page told Meyers.

Page added how the crew brought on trans author and journalist Thomas Page McBee to help flesh out Viktor’s transition story on the show. Page pointed out how McBee’s works explored masculinity.

“Thomas came on board and helped out, and I feel proud of it and excited for people to see it,” said Page.



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