Elliot Page was designed to wear a dress at Juno’s premiere

“I wish I could go back and try it now. Like me.”

Elliot page Reflected on his experience after the release of the 2007 movie Juno In a new article by Respected.

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Even though Elliot started acting like a kid for the first time, Juno It was undoubtedly a standout role for the actor – it even earned him an Academy Award nomination. However, it was a long time before Elliot was come out in public as trans.

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“When Juno At the height of his popularity, during awards season, I was closed off, in high heels and looking totally, “I wasn’t feeling well, and I didn’t know how to talk about it with anyone.”

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Elliott mentioned that his girlfriend, actress Katherine Keener, is one of the few people he can open up to.

Before that JunoElliott said he was able to wear whatever he wanted when the press or attended film festivals – while still understanding “how cool” the event was. That changed with the movie premiere Juno At the Toronto Film Festival. “I said I wanted to wear a suit, and Fox Searchlight was basically like, ‘No, you need to wear a dress,'” he recalls.

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“They made me put on a dress, and…it is. And then all the files Juno Click, all photos taken – Michael Cera was wearing sweatpants and sneakers. “

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“It’s easy for people to close their eyes,” he said, “but you know what? No. That was really, really annoying.” “Regardless of being trans! I’ve had people apologizing for things: ‘Sorry, I didn’t know, I didn’t know at the time.’ It doesn’t matter! It doesn’t matter if you’re trans or cis. Lots of cis women wear What I wear. That has nothing to do with it.”

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“I understand that people do not understand.” Oh, damn you, you’re famous, you have money, and you had to wear a dress, boo-hoo. ” Me, no Not Understand this reaction. But that’s mixed in with: I hope people understand this shit literally almost killed me,” he continued, referring to his struggles with food, depression, anxiety, and panic attacks to the point of not being able to read texts.

“I had to have a lot of devilish talks with people from the CIS who were like, ‘Well, I’m not trans and I can wear a skirt! And he said it’s cool. Okay. “In my early twenties, I didn’t know how to tell people how alright I was. I would scold myself for it. I was living life and my dreams came true, whatever was going on.”

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“People, especially adolescent girls, truly To that character, Juno replied, “Then this movie got the hit that it was, and the big profit, between the movie and the soundtrack – and then you can squash all that away. You squash it. So you get so much use out of this character that you hooked up with people, and then you do That. It’s gross.”

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“I wish I could go back and try it now, like me,” he added.

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You can read Elliott’s entire article over here.

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