Elliot Page
"You aren't gay. That doesn’t exist," the unnamed male star told Page prior to his transition. "You are just afraid of men."
"I used to never feel like my skin was my own," the "Juno" Oscar nominee said. "I do feel like I barely made it in many ways."
Page and showrunner Steve Blackman were adamant that Viktor's gender identity is not "the main focus of the character," but they plan to keep exploring those themes in future seasons.
Page's character Vanya Hargreeves now goes by Viktor and uses he/him pronouns in Season 3.
As the first high-profile actor to publicly transition mid-career, Page is forging a new path that Tinsel Town might not be totally prepared to handle yet.
The hit series will return to Netflix on June 22.
The actor's comments come after Texas attorney general Ken Paxton said that certain transition-related medical procedures can constitute child abuse.
Page reveals he collapsed in his hotel room after the Paris premiere of Christopher Nolan's heist movie.
While Page is getting offers for trans-related projects, his team says offers for "dude roles" are also being made.
McKellen reflects on Page's "difficulty with communicating" during the production of "X-Men."
Page's announcement is as historic as Caitlyn Jenner's, made all the more remarkable by his queer politics and centering of trans issues.
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