“It is able to touch my chest and possibly feel comfortable in my body for the first time.”
Canadian actor and activist Elliot Page has been opening up about his life since coming out as transgender.
Page is set to give her first on-camera interview with Oprah Winfrey on the series Oprah Conversation, Which will be available to stream on AppleTV + on April 30, and the streaming service has dropped a moving stealth sneak ahead of time.
In Sit Down, Oprah asks the Oscar-nominated actor, who is currently on Netflix Umbrella Academy, Has been the happiest since sharing the news publicly.
“Goodness, have I had the most happiness?” Page responds, taking a moment to think.
“It’s pouring out of the shower and towel around your waist and you’re looking at yourself in the mirror and you’re like, ‘There I am.” And I am not coming to the moment where I am nervous. I am not using all these small moments that used to happen before… ”He continues, choking. “It’s … able to touch my chest and feel comfortable in my body … maybe for the first time.”
Visually emotional, Page tells Oprah that they are “tears of joy”.
In another preview clip from the interview, Page told Oprah the moment she decided to go public with the news. “I was expressing it to people in my life before posting that letter … I wanted me to be comfortable with myself and get to that point.” “With this time, we’re still behind, with terrible backlash [that] We are looking towards trans people, especially trans youth, it felt really necessary [come out]. It felt important and selfish for me and my own health and mental health. And even with this platform that I have, the privilege I have, knowing the pain, the hardships and struggles I have faced in my life – let alone those facing so many others – it’s important to me and It is important to share me. “
Page first announced that he was transferred in December of last year. The Halifax-born actor wrote in a letter on social media, “I can’t begin to express how much it ultimately loves me, enough to pursue my authentic self.” “I think I’m trans. And I love that I queue up. And the more I keep myself near and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I live. “