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Elliot Page Cries ‘Tears Of Joy’ As He Reflects On Happiest Moment Since Transition

Elliot Page had a tearful moment as he reflected on the most joyful aspects of his transition in an upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The Oscar-nominated actor came out as transgender last year, and has since filmed his first sit-down interview with Oprah for her Apple TV+ show The Oprah Conversation, set to debut on Friday.

During the conversation, Oprah asked Elliot about “the part of your transition [that] has actually brought you the most joy”, prompting an emotional response from the Umbrella Academy star.

“Goodness, what has brought me the most joy?” Elliot began. “It’s the little [things], you know? 

“Getting out of the shower, and the towel is around your waist, and you’re looking at yourself in the mirror and you’re just, like, ‘there I am’. And I’m not having the moment where I’m panicked, I’m not having all these little moments that used to be… just being in a t-shirt!”

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Elliot Page on The Oprah Conversation

Becoming tearful, he added: “It’s… being able to touch my chest and… feel comfortable in my body for probably the first time.

“Tears of joy,” he added to the host.

In the lead-up to his appearance on The Oprah Conversation, Elliot told Vanity Fair he hoped the interview would help combat the “misinformation and lies” currently surrounding the transgender community in the media.

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Oprah sat down with the Umbrella Academy actor for the latest episode of her Apple TV+ show.

Elliot came out as trans in a statement posted on Instagram last year.

He said at the time: “I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive.

“To all the trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse, and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you, and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better.”

Watch Elliot’s interview on The Oprah Conversation on Apple TV+ from Friday 30 April.

Useful websites and helplines:

  • The Gender Trust supports anyone affected by gender identity | 01527 894 838
  • Mermaids offers information, support, friendship and shared experiences for young people with gender identity issues | 0208 1234819
  • LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for LGBT people in Scotland. Text 07786 202 370
  • Gires provides information for trans people, their families and professionals who care for them | 01372 801554
  • Depend provides support, advice and information for anyone who knows, or is related to, a transsexual person in the UK




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