Elliot Page says she once gave up on a major movie role because the thought of having to wear feminine clothes made her want to “kill” herself.
“I used to picture myself in a mid-nineteenth-century women’s costume. Dress, shoes, hair flashed before my eyes. After putting on the mask for awards season, it was too much,” said the “Juno” graduate came out as transgender He wrote his new memoir “Pageboy” in December 2020.
“I realized that if I did that, I would want to kill myself.”
Before making the switch, the “Umbrella Academy” actor shared in the book that he was ready to travel to England after the awards season to play a “wanted” role based on a “celebrity book”.
However, she wrote that it was “too much” to play a feminine character on screen when the “role” was over. [his] private life was suffocating [him] already.”
“Fearing exile, I forced myself to obliterate the truth, but I was desperate, disguised in a gloomy disguise. An empty, aimless shell,” Page elaborated.
“It wasn’t easy to explain to my reps that I couldn’t take on a role because of clothing. A face grimaces and leans to the side, ‘But are you an actor?’ Wardrobe fixtures for movies tear through me, claws pierce my organs.”
He went on to write: “I was frightened by people’s enlightenment when they saw me in feminine garb, as if I had had some miraculous success.”
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While Page did not reveal the title of the film in her book, Variety reported in 2008 that Page was cast in Charlotte Brontë’s adaptation of “Jane Eyre.” The role then went to actress Mia Wasikowska.
On Tuesday, Page told ABC that her sensitivity to gender identity and wearing women’s clothes is “complicated” because she’s often met with an un-empathetic backlash because of her career.
“People are like, ‘You’re an actor. Just put on your goddamn clothes.’ You know? But needless to say, it was much more than that.”
Page has dropped a number of bombshells in his memoirs since then, including relationships and encounters with “a-hole” A-list players.
He also claimed that he and “Juno” co-star Olivia Thirlby had “constant” sex while filming the 2007 teenage pregnancy movie.
Page claimed that the two spent a significant amount of time together, and that one day in Thirlby’s hotel room, Thirlby “looked directly at me and said directly, ‘I’m really impressed with you.
After admitting to similar feelings, the duo allegedly “started sucking their faces.”
“I had an all-encompassing desire for him, it motivated me in a new and hopeful way. When I first opened it was one of the first times someone made me cm.
Thirlby, who was revealed to be bisexual in an interview in 2011, married Jacques Pienaar in 2014. Page Six reached out to its representative for comment.