Get out of the closet: Find out if gender matters to Elliot Page
Is it possible to love two people at the same time? Elliot Page, the charismatic actor we’ve all come to adore, would certainly say so. In his forthcoming memoir, Pageboy, Page bares his heart, offering an intimate look into his secret Hollywood relationships and personal journey towards self-discovery.
Let’s take a look at all the secrets of his gender reveal now out of the shadows.
Page, known for his roles in Juno, Inception, and the captivating Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, shared about his surprising yet beautiful relationship with Kate Mara, actress and star of Fantastic Four.
Despite Mara being committed to her now-husband, Jamie Bell, during their encounter on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014, sparks flew, leading to a connection that neither Page nor Mara could ignore.
The memoir reveals a supportive Max Minghella, Mara’s boyfriend at the time, who understood the unique bond between Page and Mara despite the gender reveal. As Page shared, their relationship bloomed, encompassing feelings of heartbreak, exploration, and understanding that love can truly extend beyond one person.
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The memoir’s candid account has already been read and appreciated by Mara herself. Page and Mara are slated to appear at a book event in LA, marking the continued camaraderie between the two.
Despite their past intimacy, Page emphasized that their current bond is a distinct, special kind of love. Their friendship remained strong even after Page announced his transition in 2020, with Mara showing her unwavering support through a heartfelt Instagram post.
But Mara isn’t the only Hollywood relationship that makes an appearance in Page’s memoir. A two-year romance with an unnamed closeted female co-star is recounted, depicting the painful reality of pretending to be friends in public. Such relationships still occur, Page stated, firmly acknowledging the harsh truths hidden within the glittering realm of Hollywood.
Page’s gender journey, from a child star in Canada to an Oscar nominee for Juno and a beloved Hollywood actor, was not without its struggles. He grappled with his identity, coming out as gay in 2014 and later as trans in 2020. Now at 36, Page has found a sense of peace and presence that he didn’t imagine was possible.
The memoir, set to release on June 6, reveals five significant moments from Page’s life. From a harrowing verbal assault by an A-list actor just after he came out, to an unexpected relationship with Mara, and enduring friendships with Catherine Keener, Kristin Wiig, and Alia Shawkat, Page paints a vivid picture of his experiences.
An endearing vignette describes his admiration for Michael Cera, his co-star in Juno. Finally, a poignant recollection of a painful two-year relationship with a closeted female co-star reveals the struggle of maintaining a public façade, making Page’s memoir a must-read for fans and gender-supportive fans alike.
Page’s narrative serves as an intimate portrait of his life, highlighting the realities of being queer and trans in Hollywood, while also offering a beacon of hope for those on their journey to self-acceptance.
Isn’t it about time we heard more stories like this in Hollywood?