Elliot Page revealed he underwent top surgery as part of his transgender journey, in his first interview since disclosing in December that he is transgender via a letter posted to Instagram.
In his recent Time magazine cover story, Elliot recalled when he was finally allowed to cut his hair short at age 9. “I felt like a boy. I wanted to be a boy. I would ask my mom if I could be someday.”
A few months later, Page got his big break when he was casted on TV show Pit Pony. Playing the role of a daughter in a Canadian mining family, he had to grow his hair out again. “I became a professional actor at the age of 10. Of course I had to look a certain way.”
Fast forward to when Elliot made his Instagram announcement, “What I was anticipating was a lot of support and love and a massive amount of hatred and transphobia,” 34-year-old Page said. “That’s essentially what happened.”