The 34-year-old, whose movie credits include ‘Inception’ and two installments of the ‘X-Men’ franchise, will appear on the cover of the magazine’s upcoming issue under the caption ‘I Am Who I Am Fully’.
“What I expected was a lot of support and love and a massive amount of hate and transphobia,” Page reportedly said. “That’s basically what happened.”
The actor, who earned an Oscar nomination for his role in 2008’s ‘Juno’, also opened up about his childhood, saying he “felt like a boy” from a young age. He recalled the “sense of triumph” at being allowed to cut his hair short when he was 9 years old.
Page, who was previously gay in 2014, also opened up about having surgery, a decision he described as “completely changing my life”. He goes on to discuss the struggle for trans equality, as well as the entertainment industry’s “overwhelming norms” and “pervasive stereotypes about masculinity and femininity.”
“Hugely influential people are spreading these myths and damaging rhetoric – every day you see our existence debated,” he said in the interview. “Transgender people are so real.”
Page pictured in Toronto in 2019, more than a year before going public with her gender identity. Credit: Rich Polk/Getty Images
“I wanted it and worked on it for so many years,” Neilly wrote in the caption. “I’m so proud of Elliot and so grateful to the trans seniors who risked everything to make this moment happen.”
Top image caption: Cover of Time magazine with Page. Courtesy of TIME.