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Exclusive: Elliot Page Said That He Feels Joy That He “Never Really Thought Possible” Since Transitioning After He Revealed That His “Juno” Fame Almost Killed Him



Elliot Page Said That He Feels Joy That He “Never Really Thought Possible” Since Transitioning After He Revealed That His “Juno” Fame Almost Killed Him

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The actor also said that he hopes the people who make nasty comments about his transition can “embrace” the fact that his life has been “drastically” improved by it.

In December 2020, Oscar-nominated actor Elliot Page came out as transgender.

In a statement that was posted to his Instagram page at the time, Elliot said that he felt “lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life.”

“I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self,” he added.

The star went on to make history as the first trans man to appear on the cover of Time, where he said that he had “felt like a boy” since the age of nine, explaining: “I wanted to be a boy. I would ask my mom if I could be someday.”

More recently, Elliot has opened up about the devastating impact that being transgender had on him when he first found fame, with the actor just 20 years old when he got his big break as the title character in the 2007 movie Juno.

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In an essay for Esquire, which was published earlier this month, Elliot revealed that the expectations he faced around the movie’s success almost killed him after he was forced to wear a dress for every press event.

“When Juno was at the height of its popularity, during awards-season time, I was closeted, dressed in heels and the whole look,” he wrote. “I wasn’t okay, and I didn’t know how to talk about that with anyone.”


Referencing Juno’s premiere at Toronto Film Festival, Elliot added: “I said I wanted to wear a suit, and Fox Searchlight was basically like, ‘No, you need to wear a dress.’”

“They had me wear a dress, and…that was that. And then all the Juno press, all the photo shoots — Michael Cera was in slacks and sneakers,” he went on. “It’s easy for people to roll their eyes, but you know what? No. That was really extremely, extremely fucked up. Regardless of me being trans!”

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Elliot then wrote: “I get that people don’t understand. ‘Oh, fuck you, you’re famous, and you have money, and you had to wear a dress, boo-hoo.’ I don’t not understand that reaction. But that’s mixed with: I wish people would understand that that shit literally did almost kill me.”

“I struggled with food. Intense depression, anxiety, severe panic attacks. I couldn’t function,” Elliot explained. “In my early to mid-20s, I didn’t know how to tell people how unwell I was. I would berate myself for it. I was living the life and my dreams were coming true, and all that was happening.”

Since transitioning, Elliot has admitted to being happier than ever, and during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday, the star said that he now feels joy and presence that he never thought possible.

“I want to focus on — and it has been so extraordinary — the degree of joy I feel and the degree of presence I feel that I never really thought possible for a long, long time. That’s what I’m focusing on and embracing,” Elliot told the host.

But he went on to confess that “moments can be overwhelming” when asked about the negative reaction that his very public transition can receive.

“I feel like it’s so unfortunate because we’re all on the same team here; whether you’re trans, gender-non-conforming, cis, we all have these expectations and these limits and constraints because of people’s obsessions with the binary and how we are all supposed to live our lives,” Elliot said. “So, to me, it’d be so special for us all to be able to connect and talk about how similar we are in all of our journeys.”

Elliot added that he hoped that the people who made nasty comments about him could “embrace” the fact that his life has been so drastically improved by transitioning.

“The times in my life when I was the most uncomfortable, I was the most unwell, were the times where I was the most angry and the most unkind to myself,” he shared. “It’s improved my life drastically, and I hope people who do have an issue with me can try and hear that and embrace that on some level.”


And ultimately, transitioning has made Elliot a better person, with the actor saying of his past: “A lot of the time I was just trying to move forward and [wasn’t] getting to embrace the experience as much as I get to now. I think it’s made me better in so many facets; as a person, as a friend, in relationships.”

Elliot also praised The Umbrella Academy showrunner, Steve Blackman, for incorporating his transition into his character’s storyline for the Netflix series.

The third season of the show premiered on Wednesday, and includes the moment when Elliot’s character becomes Viktor.

The scene was written by Thomas Page McBee, who is also transgender, and Elliot told Seth: “I feel proud of it, and I’m excited for people to see it.”

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McBee previously told Esquire that the scripts for Season 3 were already locked when Elliot came out, with production set for just two weeks later. However, Blackman was “passionate” about including Elliot’s real-life transition in the show.

“The job would be to graft a transition story over the intricate plotting of an ensemble show,” the writer explained. “Elliot and I had a long conversation about when and how Viktor may have come to discover his gender identity, and in what ways he might embody that identity in Season 3.”

“Steve and I used Elliot’s insights as a jumping-off point to form and neatly overlay an economical narrative on those existing scenes – one that echoed where Elliot was in his own transition process at the time of shooting,” McBee concluded.

And while it has only been out for a few hours, Viktor’s transition has already won high praise from fans of the show.

The Umbrella Academy handling Elliot Page’s transition and having Viktor transition in the show is so powerful, it’s done so beautifully so far ugh heart is full,” one person tweeted.

The umbrella academy handling Elliot Pages transition and having Viktor transition in the show is so powerful, it’s done so beautifully so far ugh heart is full


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Another wrote: “@UmbrellaAcademy fantastic handling of Viktor coming out – was absolutely heartwarming and so so proud of @TheElliotPage – double confirmed my fave show.”

@UmbrellaAcad fantastic handling of Viktor coming out – was absolutely heartwarming and so so proud of @TheElliotPage – double confirmed my fave show

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Exclusive: Lori Harvey Smiles While Wearing A White Crop Top 2 Weeks After Split From Michael B. Jordan: Photo –




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Freshly single Lori Harvey seemed to be ultra confident after her recent split from actor Michael B. Jordan. In some candid photos captured two weeks after her surprising breakup, the stunning model was seen sporting a cheeky smile on her face while she rocked an ultra cropped white tank top and trendy baggy camouflage cargo pants. She accessorized the look with some square black shades, silver hoop earrings, an assortment of bracelets, and a tiny printed purse slung over her shoulder.

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Lori Harvey (The Daily Stardust / BACKGRID

However, this isn’t the only time that Lori has been seen out in public rocking an edgy outfit since living the single life. On June 24, 2022, she was pictured in a strapless, form fitting blue and white bustier top and matching pants at a party for supermodel Bella Hadid. There, she also adorned minimalist white pointy heels and had her silky hair down in loose curls.

Lori, who also happens to be television host Steve Harvey‘s adopted daughter, got together with the Black Panther actor approximately 18 months ago, before they broke up in June 2022. Appearing to be a couple quite deeply in love, Lori and Michael’s seemingly sudden split came as a surprise to many people close in their lives. “Lori and Michael’s friends were stunned when they found out they had broken up. They felt like they were the perfect couple and they can’t believe they’ve decided to go their separate ways,” an EXCLUSIVE SOURCE told HollywoodLife. “It’s really sad because everybody thought they were so adorable together and seemed so in love.”

As to how the couple themselves are dealing with the breakup, they are both reportedly having quite a difficult time, according to an insider source from People.“Michael and Lori are both completely heartbroken,” the source told the outlet. However, Lori appears to distracting herself the best way she can with frequent outings in some seriously chic getups. “They still love each other. They had great times together and brought out the best in each other” the insider added. Since then, Michael has erased any trace of Lori from his official Instagram page.

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Exclusive: Paul McCartney pays tribute to Johnny Depp during Glastonbury headline set –




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Paul McCartney has used his headlining set at the iconic Glastonbury festival to pay tribute to his friend Johnny Depp.

While the former Beatle performed the song ‘My Valentine’, a black-and-white video of Depp – in the song’s original video clip – was projected onto the screen.

The choice appears to be a show of support and solidarity for Depp, who recently was involved in a six-week highly-publicised defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

READ MORE: Jennifer Aniston pays tribute to legendary actor father at Daytime Emmy Awards

He didn’t directly address the trial, but the crowd cheered as Depp’s image appeared on-screen.

This isn’t actually the first time the singer has referenced Depp on stage this year – back in May, he showed the same footage during a concert on his Get Back Tour before the trial’s verdict had been determined.

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The footage itself shows the Pirates of the Caribbean star with Natalie Portman, while he plays guitar and translates the lyrics into sign language.

Johnny Depp’s image during Paul McCartney’s set (Twitter)

McCartney, 80, has made history with his performance, as the oldest-ever act to headline the festival.

Some people on social media have criticised McCartney’s support of Depp. “Imagine how hard it is to explain to a 14 year old boy, who sees much of life through TikTok, that Johnny Depp probably isn’t the idol he’s presented as,” one person wrote.

“I’d done that. And then Paul McCartney, one of his heroes, blasts his image out at Glastonbury.”

Johnny Depp and Paul McCartney have been friends for decades: the actor has starred in several of McCartney’s music videos. (Getty)

Others have pointed out that female artists at the festival have used their sets to discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling that overturns legal abortions.

“On one stage Megan Thee Stallion is encouraging the crowd to shout ‘my body, my mother f—ng choice’,” someone shared on Twitter. “On the other stage Paul McCartney is showing a video of Johnny Depp.”

READ MORE: Meet Fatima Payman, the first woman to wear a hijab in the House of Representatives

Olivia Rodrigo dedicated the song “F— You” to the Supreme Court, Phoebe Bridgers led her audience in a chant of “f— the Supreme Court”, and Billie Eilish told the crowd “today is a really, really dark day for women in the US”.

McCartney brought special guests out on stage for his performance: Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl. He also honoured his late bandmate John Lennon and performed with George Harrison’s ukulele.

Rebel Wilson looks loved-up with new girlfriend Ramona Agruma as they continue European holiday.

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Exclusive: The Breezy Sundress You Can Wear Everywhere — Seriously! –




The Breezy Sundress You Can Wear Everywhere — Seriously!

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Here at Shop With Us, we like to solve style problems. And this time, we have a two-for-one-special. First things first — travel trouble. Heading on any summer vacations soon? If you’re like Us, then you suffer from chronic overpacking syndrome. Your bag is always filled to the brim and often crosses the 50-pound maximum limit. Well, we just found the cutest summer dress that’s lightweight enough to store in a carry-on! Plus, you can take this drawstring dress sightseeing or to a sit-down meal. Who needs a heavy suitcase when you have this helpful hack?

So, now let’s address our second dilemma. How many times have you combed through your closet looking for something to wear? It’s a daily occurrence for us, especially in the summer when it’s too hot for layers. Great news! This short sleeve midi dress works in any summer setting. We’re not kidding! From brunches to birthday parties and the office to on the town, this dress does it all. Casual and classy at the same time. So, what are you waiting for? Shop this versatile sundress from Amazon now!


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Get the Milumia Women’s Button Front Drawstring High Waist Short Sleeve A-Line Midi Dress for just $34 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, June 17, 2022, but are subject to change.

The Milumia Women’s Button Front Drawstring High Waist Short Sleeve A-Line Midi Dress is a chic everyday essential. Similar to a shirt dress, this frock features a button front with cuffed short sleeves, a drawstring waist and a loose A-line silhouette. Totally appropriate for any occasion under the sun! And perfect for the summer, thanks to the soft cotton-blend fabric. Available in multiple colors and patterns, this breezy sundress is a summer staple. We’re smitten with the boho print that feels California cool.

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Get the Milumia Women’s Button Front Drawstring High Waist Short Sleeve A-Line Midi Dress for just $34 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, June 17, 2022, but are subject to change.

Styling this short sleeve midi dress could not be easier! Running errands or meeting up with friends during the day? Team this frock with white sneakers or nude sandals for a relaxed look. Dressing up for date night or a summer soirée? Add espadrilles or booties to elevate the look for the evening. Throw on some jewelry and a crossbody bag to complete the look, and you’re good to go! Problem solved.


See it! Get the Milumia Women’s Button Front Drawstring High Waist Short Sleeve A-Line Midi Dress for just $34 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, June 17, 2022, but are subject to change.

Not your style? Shop more from Milumia here and explore more dresses here! Don’t forget to check out all of Amazon’s Daily Deals for more great finds!

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