In Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy Season 3, Elliot Page has revealed that his character will be out as a transgender Viktor Hargreeves. In December 2020, the Oscar-nominated actor announced his intention to live as a transgender woman and described himself as he/they pronouns. With the bravery he displayed, Page can be an inspirational role model for teens struggling with their sexuality.
Moving forward, the character of Elliot Page will be known as Viktor Hargreeves. The program is based on a popular comic book series and features Page’s character coming out as part of his narrative arc rather than time travel or multi-dimensional factor.
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On his character, in an Instagram update, he revealed a glimpse at the handle and wrote, “Meet Viktor Hargreeves,” to promote the news. He played Vanya Hargreeves in the previous two seasons of Transparent.
In 2020, the Academy Award-nominated actor known for films such as “Juno” and “Inception” publicly announced that he is a transgender woman. On Tuesday night, he revealed the news on their official Instagram account. Soon after Elliot Page posted the announcement, his industry acquaintances and fans flooded the comment section.
A dysfunctional family of adopted siblings’ superheroes known as The Umbrella Academy reunites to solve the mystery of their father’s death and the impending apocalypse in “The Umbrella Academy.”
“Leather jacket brothers,” says his co-star, Justin H. Min from The Umbrella Academy. “OMG!!! I love that spin in the narrative!!! I can’t wait to watch it!!! “
Before he transitioned in 2020, Elliot Page was known as Ellen Page. “I can’t start to express how remarkable it is to love myself enough to pursue my authentic self finally,” he remarked.
Around this time, Netflix began to release several superhero properties. The Umbrella Academy is a Netflix series based on the comic book written by Gerard Way. A dysfunctional family of adoptive sibling superheroes reunites to solve the mystery of their father’s death and the impending apocalypse threat.
Aside from Elliot Page, the program is co-starring Justin H. Min, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampan, Robert Sheehan, Ritu Arya, Colm Feore, David Castaneda, and Aidan Gallagher.
According to Variety, as mentioned earlier, Elliot Page will play the character named “Viktor,” who is described as using he/him/his pronouns on the program. After preventing the apocalypse and returning to 2019, the Hargreeves siblings discover things have changed. The Umbrella Academy’s third season with all this information will premiere on Netflix on June 22.
The number of LGBTQ characters on television is increasing, but Page’s part will be one of a few dozen across broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms. The GLAAD report noted that only 42 regular and recurring characters populated the platforms it examined, stating that “cultural institutions like television [can] play an important role in changing hearts and minds by providing diverse and inclusive storytelling.”
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After being outed, Chad has since used his popularity to fight back against the flurry of anti-trans bills pushed by Republican legislators throughout the country. He was part of an amicus brief in Arkansas responding to a bill that would restrict health care for trans youth in January.