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Elliot Page: Juno star will continue to play Vanya Hargreeves in The Umbrella Academy, reports say

Isobel Lewis
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Elliot Page el 7 de septiembre de 2019 en Toronto, Canadá (Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
Elliot Page el 7 de septiembre de 2019 en Toronto, Canadá (Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)

Elliot Page will continue to play Vanya Hargreeves in Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, according to reports.

On Tuesday (1 December), the Juno actor came out as transgender, writing on social media: “I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot.”

While the support for Page was overwhelmingly positive, a number of fans had questioned what this meant for the character of Vanya, who is a cisgender woman.

However, an insider told Variety that there are no plans to change the character’s gender on The Umbrella Academy and that Page would continue to star in the show.

The Independent has approached Netflix for comment.

Page plays Vanya Hargreeves in Netflix’s superhero seriesNetflix
Page plays Vanya Hargreeves in Netflix’s superhero seriesNetflix

On Netflix UK, Page’s name has been updated on the credits to all his projects, including for The Umbrella Academy. The TV series is based on Gerard Way’s comic book of the same name and has ran for two seasons.

Writing about his decision to come out as trans, Page tweeted: “I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self. I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community.

“Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society.”

He was supported by wife of two years Emma Portner, who wrote on Instagram: “I am so proud of @elliotpage. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world.

“I also ask for patience and privacy but that you join me in the fervent support of trans life every single day. Elliot’s existence is a gift in and of itself. Shine on sweet E. Love you so much.”

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