In his new memoir, “Pageboy,” Elliot Page reveals that an A-rated actor once verbally assaulted him.
The incident occurred after the “Juno” star announced he was gay in February 2014, but before the gender transition in December 2020.
“I’ll fuck you to make you realize you’re not gay,” he claims, according to an excerpt from an episode aptly titled “Celebrity,” that the unnamed actor told him at a birthday party in Los Angeles in 2014. A-hole at the Party that People achieved on Friday.
The “Umbrella Academy” star is credited with saying that her famous friend, whom she describes only as “familiar”, says, “’You’re not gay. This doesn’t exist. You are only afraid of men.’”
Page told the magazine he did not “deliberately” give the name of the perpetrator, who would “hear this and know it was him”.
The “Hard Candy” star also said the two met at a gym a few days after the inappropriate conversation, and allegedly said the unnamed actor said, “’I don’t have a problem with gays, I swear.’ ”
“I think you can,” Page says, responding.
The Oscar nominee shares that the exchange is no stranger to him, as he has “experienced some version of it many times” throughout his life.
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“Many queer and trans people are constantly dealing with this,” she adds. “Those moments we don’t talk about often or need to gloss over are actually pretty bad.”
Page told People she shared the story in her book to highlight the “st” people the LGBTQIA+ community is dealing with, particularly in “predominantly cis and heterosexual settings.”
“[In Hollywood] these are very powerful people,” the “My Days of Mercy” star noted.
“They choose what stories to tell and create content for people around the world to see.”
Page also writes in his memoirs that he had a secret affair with a secret female lead actor named “Ryan” in the book, and that he had an affair with Kate Mara while dating Max Minghella.
“This was right after I revealed I was gay, and it was a time of discovery and also heartbreak,” the “Whip It” star writes.
“I think my relationship with Kate, or whatever you call it, epitomizes a certain dynamic I find myself constantly in, which is – I think most of us do – falling in love with people who aren’t quite present. And there’s a high and low and a serotonin spike in that. kind of security and then it disappears.
Page was previously married to dancer Emma Portner.
However, after three years of marriage, she filed for divorce in January 2021.
The couple said in a joint statement at the time, “After much thought and careful consideration, we made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer. We respect each other immensely and remain close friends.”